The son of Poseidon and Periboea, the daughter of Eurymedon He was the king of the Phaeacians, who originally lived in the fair town of Hypereia in Thrinacia, near the Cyclopes. The Cyclopes were stronger then they and plundered them, so Nausithous moved his people and settled on the island of Scheria, far from all other people. He surrounded the city with a wall, built houses and temples, and divided the lands among his people. His son Alcinous later ruled the island.
- Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica iv, 547.
- Homer. Odyssey vi, 7 ff.; vii, 56 ff.; viii, 564.