The son of Glaucia, daughter of the river god Scamander, by Deimachus, a Boeotian and a companion of Heracles. Deimachus was slain in battle before Glaucia had given birth and so she fled for refuge to Heracles, who took her with him to Greece, and entrusted her to the care of Cleon, the father of Deimachus.

Scamander afterwards obtained a tract of land in Boeotia, traversed by two streams, one of which he called Scamander and the other Glaucia. He was married to Acidusa, from whom the Boeotian well, Acidusa, derived its name, and had three daughters, who were worshiped under the name of "the three maidens."



  • Plutarch. Greek Questions, 41.
  • 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.