A mythical king of Troezen, who built a sanctuary of Artemis Saronia on the sea-coast. Once while chasing a stag into the sea he was drowned, and his body, which was washed on shore in the grove of Artemis, was buried there, and the gulf between Attica and Argolis was, from this circumstance, called the Saronic Gulf.

Near Troezene there was a little town called Saron,1 and Troezen itself is said at one time to have been called Saronia.2



  1. Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v.
  2. Eustathius on Homer, p. 287; comp. Scholiast on Euripides' Hippolytus, 1190.


  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 30.7.
  • 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.