The son of Andraemon and Gorge. He was the king of Calydon and Pleuron in Aetolia, and led the Aetolians who came with forty black ships to fight at Troy. The story goes that the famous hero Odysseus in his old age married Thoas' daughter.



  • Homer. Iliad ii, 638; iv, 529; vii, 168; xiii, 216; xv, 281.
  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 97.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece v, 3.7; x, 38.5.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Tzetzes on Lycophron, 780, 1011; comp. Strabo. Geography vi, p. 255.