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.
- 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.