Alexanor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the butterfly species with this name, see Papilio alexanor.

Alexanor (Ancient Greek: Ἀλεξάνωρ) was a son of Machaon, and grandson of the Greek god Asclepius, who built to his grandfather a temple on the summit of Titane in the territory of Sicyon.[1] Around it there were dwellings for the use of those who came to solicit the aid of the god.[2] Alexanor himself too was worshiped there, and sacrifices were offered to him, but only after sunset.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Alexanor". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 128. 
  2. ^ Leake, William Martin (1830). Travels in the Morea. J. Murray. p. 377. 
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece ii. 23. ~ 4, 11. ~ 6, &c.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.