The son of Euanthes. Maron was a companion and tutor of the young Dionysus, and a priest of Apollo at Ismarus (Thrace). He lived within the wooded precincts of the temple. When Odysseus and his men sacked the city, they spared the priest's life, and also wife and child. Grateful, Maron gave Odysseus seven talents of fine gold, and a bowl of silver, with twelve jars of exquisite wine. It was this wine that Odysseus later used to intoxicate the Polyphemus.



  • Homer. Odyssey ix, 193 ff.