An Attic autochthon previous to the time of Cecrops, was a priest of Apollo, and on account of his virtues he was made king; but as he was honored to the same extent as Zeus, the latter wished to destroy him. At the request of Apollo, however, Zeus metamorphosed him into an eagle, and his wife likewise into a bird.
- Antoninus Liberalis, 6.
- Ovid. Metamorphoses vii, 400.
- 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.