The youthful son of Mezentius, king of the Etruscan Turnus, the king of the Rutuli. When Aeneas arrived, he fought with Mezentius and slew both him and his son. According to the author of the De Origine Gentis Romanae (15), Lausus fell at a later time, during the siege of Lavinium, by the hand of Ascanius.



  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Virgil. Aeneid vii, 649; x, 790.

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