That is, "the father," a surname of Poseidon, under which he had a sanctuary near Lerna, on the sea-coast.1 The name is identical in meaning with Genethlius (Γενέθλιος), under which the same god had a sanctuary at Sparta.2
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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