In Greek mythology, Autesion – the son of Tisamenus, the grandson of Thersander and Demonassa and the great-grandson of Polynices and Argea – was a king of Thebes.
He is called the father of Theras and Argeia, by the latter of whom Aristodemus became the father of Eurysthenes and Procles. Autesion was a native of Thebes, where he had succeeded his father as king, but at the command of an oracle he went to Peloponnesus and joined the Dorians.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1867). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. p. 446.
- ^ Ancient Greek: Αὐτεσίων; gen.: Αὐτεσίωνος.
- ^ Apollod. ii. 8. § 2; Paus. iii. 15. § 4, 3. § 3, ix. 5. § 8; Herod. iv. 147, vi. 52; Strab. viii. p. 347 (cited in Smith)