A son of the river god Scamander by the nymph Idaea, was the first king of Troy, whence the Trojans are sometimes called Τευκροί (Teucrians).1 Dardanus of Samothrace came to Teucer, received his daughter Batea or Arisbe in marriage, and afterwards became his successor in the kingdom.2

According to others, Dardanus was a native prince of Troy, and Scamander and Teucer immigrated into Troas from Crete, bringing with them the worship of Apollo Smintheus.3



  1. Herodotus. Histories vii, 122.
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 12.1; Diodorus Siculus, iv, 75.
  3. Strabo. Geography xiii, 604; Servius on Virgil's Aeneid iii, 108; Tzetzes on Lycophron, 29, 1302, 1306.


  • 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.