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The name Archelaus (Greek: Ἀρχέλαος, i.e. "prime/rule of people") may refer to:

Historical persons[edit]

Mythological Persons[edit]

  • Archelaus, son of Heracles
  • Archelaus, son Electryon and Anaxo, killed by the sons of Pterelaus
  • Archelaus, son of Aegyptus. He was killed by his wife, Anaxibia, daughter of Danaus.
  • Archelaus, son of Temenus (son of Heracles). Driven into exile by his brothers, he was promised the kingdom of king Cisseus of Macedonia, and the hand of his daughter in marriage. He was, however, betrayed and murdered by the king.