An Athenian hero credited with the invention of warships. The Athenian messenger trireme was called the Paralus in his honor. He was painted by Protogenes.
- Cicero. Against Verres ii, 4.135.
- Grimal, Pierre; Kershaw, Stephen. (1992). The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology. London: Penguin Books.
- Pliny. Natural History vii, 57.