A group of three elder gods who were worshiped at Athens. They are variously described as winds, as the first-born, and as gods of marriage and birth. Their names are usually given as Amaleides, Protocles, and Protocleon, but others name them Eubuleus, Tmolus, and Zagreus, as well as Briareus, Cottus, and Gyges (the Hecatonchires).



  • Suidas, s.v. Tritiopatores.
  • Vollmer, Wilhelm. (1874). W├Ârterbuch der Mythologie. Stuttgart, p. 437.