A son of Chryses, and the ancestral hero of the race of the Minyans or Minyae; but the accounts of his genealogy vary very much in the different traditions, for some call him a son of Orchomenus or Eteocles, others of Poseidon, Aleus, Ares, Sisyphus, or Halmus. He is further called the husband of Tritoleneia, Clytodora, or Phanosyra. Orchomenus, Presbon, Athamas, Diochthondas, Eteoclymene, Periclymene, Leucippe, Arsippe, and Alcathoe, are mentioned as his children. See also Minyades.

He is said to have built the first treasury, of which ruins are said to be still extant.1 His tomb was shown at Orchomenos in Boeotia.2



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 38.2.
  2. ibid. ix, 38.3.


  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 36.3. ff., 381.2.
  • Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica i, 230; on Pindar's Olympian Odes xiv, 5; on Pythian Odes iv, 120.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Tzetzes on Lycophron, 875.

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