A son of Dardanus, or of an Arcadian from the city of Psophis. He is the eponymous hero of the island of Zacynthus (modern-day Zante), because he was the first man to sail across to the island to establish a colony.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 24.2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Ζάκυνθος.