A son of Zeus or Eteocles and Hesione, the daughter of Danaus, was the husband of Hermippe, the daughter of Boeotus, by whom he became the father of Minyas. He is called a king of Orchomenus.1

According to other traditions, he was a son (or a brother) of Minyas2 by Phanosura, the daughter of Paeon.3



  1. Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, i, 230; Eustathius on Homer, p. 272.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 36.4.
  3. Comp. Müller. Orchomenos und die Minyer, p. 135 (2nd edit).


  • 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.