The son of Boreas and Orithyia, and father of Hebrus. Haemus and his wife Rhodope compared themselves to Zeus and Hera and assumed their names. Zeus punished the couple by transforming them into mountains (the Balkans).



  • Ovid. Metamorphoses vi, 87.
  • Servius on Virgil's Aeneid i, 321.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v.