A son of Dionysus and Chthonophyle, also called Phlius, was a native of Araethyrea in Argolis, and is mentioned as one of the Argonauts.

According to Pausanias, he was a son of Ceisus and Araethyrea, and the husband of Chthonophyle, by whom he became the father of Androdamas and Hyginus1 calls him Phliasus, and a son of Dionysus and Ariadne. The town of Phlius (formerly called Araethyrea) was believed to have derived its name from him.2



  1. Fabulae, 14.
  2. Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Φλιοῦς.


  • Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 115, with the Scholiast.
  • C. Valerius Flaccus. Argonautica i, 411.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 12.6.
  • 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.