A son of Onchestus, is also called a son of Poseidon by Oenope, of Hippomenes, Apollo, or Aegeus.1 He was a brother of Abrote, the wife of Nisus, and the father of Evippus, Timalcus, and Euaechme, to whom Ovid adds a fourth, Hippomenes.2
According to a Boeotian tradition, Megareus with his army went to the assistance of Nisus, king of Megara, against Minos; but he fell in battle, and was buried at Megara, which was called after him, for its previous name had been Nisa.3
According to a Megarian tradition, which discarded the account of an expedition of Minos against Megara, Megareus was the husband of Iphinoe, the daughter of Nisus, and succeeded his father-in-law in the government of Megara, which he left to Alcathous, because his own two sons had died before him.4
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 15.8; Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 39.5; Ovid. Metamorphoses x, 605; Hyginus. Fabulae, 157; Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Μέγαρα.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 41.4; Plutarch. Greek Questions, 16.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, l.c.; Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 39.5, 42.1.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 39.5.
- 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.