A son of Ares and Astyoche, and brother of Ascalaphus of the Boeotian Orchomenos.1 Others call him an Argive and a son of Lycus and Pernis,2 and mention him among the Argonauts3 and the suitors of Helen.4

After the destruction of Troy, he is said to have wandered about with the Orchomenians on the Pontus, and to have founded colonies on the coast of Colchis.5



  1. Homer. Iliad ii, 512 ff.
  2. Hyginus. Fabulae, 97, 159.
  3. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.16.
  4. ibid. iii, 10.8; Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 37, in fin.
  5. Strabo. Geography ix, p. 416; Eustathius on Homer, p. 272.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.