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.
- Hesiod. Theogony, 343; Homer. Iliad ii, 757; Ovid. Metamorphoses i, 568 ff.
- Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library i, 69; Ovid. Amores iii, 6. 31; Hyginus. Fabulae, 203; Servius on Virgil's Aeneid i, 93; Ovid. Metamorphoses iv, 452; Pindar. Pythian Odes ix, 26, where the Scholiast, instead of Creusa, mentions Phillyra, the daughter of Asopus.
- Hyginus. Fabulae, 161; Virgil. Georgics iv, 355.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.