A son of Zeus and Eurymedusa, the daughter of Cleitos, whom Zeus deceived in the disguise of an ant. Her son was for this reason called Myrmidon (from μύρμηξ, an ant), and was regarded as the ancestor of the Myrmidons in Thessaly. He was married to Pisidice, by whom he became the father of Antiphus and Actor.



  • Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 56.
  • Arnobius. Adversus Nationes iv, 26.
  • Clement of Alexandria. Protrepticus, p. 34.
  • Eustathius on Homer, p. 320.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 7.3.
  • 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.