A son of Agenor and Epicaste, was king of Pleuron and Calydon in Aetolia, and married to Euryte, by whom he became the father of Oeneus, Agrius, Alcathous, Melas, Leucopeus, and Sterope.

It should be observed that his name is sometimes written Portheus,1 and under this name he is mentioned by Antonius Liberalis2 who calls him a son of Ares.



  1. Heyne on Pseudo-Apollodorus' The Library, l.c.
  2. Metamorphoses, 2.


  • Homer. Iliad xiv, 115 ff.
  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 175.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece iv, 35.1; vi, 20.8, 21.7.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 7.7 ff.
  • 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.