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



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 5.3.
  2. ibid. i, 41.6.
  3. ibid. i, 5.3 ff.


  • 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.