The god of the same river near Mount Tmolus, in Lydia, Asia Minor. He is a son of Oceanus and Tethys,1 like so many other river gods. The river was famous for its golden sands, said to have originated when Midas bathed in its waters.2 Its gold was exhausted by the time of Augustus.



  1. Nonnus. Dionysiaca xxiv, 43.
  2. Ovid. Metamorphoses xi, 90 ff.; Hyginus. Fabulae, 191; Virgil. Eclogues vi, 13.


  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.