The son of Dolius, and the goatherd of Odysseus. He was disloyal to his master during his absence and supported Penelope's suitors. When he saw the swineherd Eumaeus and Odysseus he reviled them with outrageous and unseemly language and even kicked Odysseus out of pure wantonness.

He was killed in the general slaughter of Odysseus' vengeance.



  • Homer. Odyssey xvii, 212 ff.; xxi, 176; xxii, 474 ff.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library, Epitome 7.32.