A son of Deucalion, and father of Meriones.1 According to a Cretan legend, he was a son of Minos, and a brother of Deucalion;2 and it was said, that as he had attempted to violate a nymph, he was afterwards found without a head; for at a certain festival in Crete they showed the image of a man without a head, who was called Molus.3



  1. Homer. Iliad x, 269, xiii, 279; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 3.1; Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library v, 79; Hyginus. Fabulae, 97.
  2. Diodorus Siculus, l.c.
  3. Plutarch. De Defectu Oraculorum, 13.


  • 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.