A king of Larissa in Thessaly, and father of the Pelasgian Lethus. He celebrated games in honor of his guest Acrisius and during these games, Perseus, who took part in them, accidentally hit the foot of Acrisius, and thus killed him. Acrisius was buried outside the city of Larissa.



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