A son of Aristomachus, one of the Heraclidae. He was the father of Ceisus, Cerynes, Phalces, Agraeus, and Hyrnetho,1 or of Agelaus, Eurypylus, Callias, and Hyrnetho.2 He was one of the leaders of the Heraclidae into the Peloponnese, and, after the conquest of the peninsula, he received Argos as his share.3
His tomb was shown at Temenion near Lerna.4 His descendants, the Temenidae, being expelled from Argos, are said to have founded the kingdom of Macedonia, whence the kings of Macedonia called themselves Temenidae.5
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 28.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 8.2.
- ibid. ii, 8.4 ff.; Plato. Minos, p. 683, b.; Strabo. Geography viii, p. 389.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 38.1.
- Herodotus. Histories viii, 138; Thucydides, ii, 99.
- 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.