The god of the Peneus river in Thessaly, a son of Oceanus and Tethys.1 By the Oceanid Creusa he became the father of Hypseus, Stilbe, and Daphne,2 who was pursued by Apollo. Cyrene also is called by some his wife, and by others his daughter, and hence Peneus is called the genitor of Aristaeus.3 Other children include Andreus, Atrax, and Menippe.

When Phaethon loses control of the sun-chariot, Peneus is scorched by its flames. Medea used to gather magic herbs on its banks.