A son of Aeolus and Enarete, king of Messene, was the father of Aphareus and Leucippus by Gorgophone.1 In some traditions Perieres was called a son of Cynortes, and besides the sons above mentioned he is said to have been, by Gorgophone, the father of Tyndareus and Icarius.2 Oebalus also is called a son of Perieres.3

After the death of Perieres, Gorgophone is said to have married Oebalus, and to have been the first widow in Greece that married a second husband.4



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 7.3; Pausanias. Description of Greece iv, 2.2, 3.3 ff.
  2. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 511; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.5; iii, 10.3.
  3. Scholiast on Euripides' Orestes, 447.
  4. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 21.8, comp. iii, i, 4.


  • 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.