The great-grandson of Pandion, grandson of Erichthonius, and the son of Cecrops and Metiadusa, was likewise a king of Athens. Being expelled from Athens by the Metionidae, he fled to Megara, and there married Pylia, the daughter of king Pylas. When the latter, in consequence of a murder, emigrated into the Peloponnese, Pandion obtained the government of Megara. He became the father of Aegeus, Pallas, Nisus, Lycus, and a natural son, Oeneus, and also of a daughter, who was married to Sciron.
His tomb was shown in the territory of Megara, near the rock of Athena Aethyia, on the sea-coast,1 and at Megara he was honored with an heroum.2 A statue of him stood at Athens, on the acropolis, among those of the eponymic heroes.3
- Euripides. Medea, 660.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 5.2, 29.5.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 15.1 ff.
- 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.