A son of Odoedocus and Laonome, grandson of Cynus, and great-grandson of Opus, was a king of the Locrians, and married to Eriopis, by whom he became the father of Ajax, who is hence called Oilides or Oiliades. Oileus was also the father of Medon by Rhene.

He is also mentioned among the Argonauts.1



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library v, 10.8; Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 74; Orphic. Argonautica, 191.


  • Homer. Iliad ii, 527, 725; xiii, 697, 712.
  • Sextus Propertius. Elegies iv, 1.117.
  • 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.