The son of Haemon (according to Apollodorus,1 of Andraemon), and husband of Pieria, by whom he became the father of Aetolus and Laias. He was descended from a family of Elis, but lived in Aetolia; and when the Dorians invaded the Peloponnese, they, in accordance with an oracle, chose him as one of their leaders. He afterwards became king of Elis, which he conquered.



  1. The Library ii, 8.3.


  • Aristotle. Politics vi, 2.5.
  • Bartelink, Dr. G.J.M. (1988). Prisma van de mythologie. Utrecht: Het Spectrum.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece v, 3, in fin., 4.1 ff.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Strabo. Geography viii, p. 333.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.