In Greek mythology, Melanthus (Μέλανθος) was a king of Messenia. He was among the descendants of Neleus (the Neleidae) expelled from Messenia, by the descendants of Heracles, as part of the legendary "Return of the Heracleidae", later associated with the supposed "Dorian invasion".
- Pausanias, 2.18.7–9.
- Further reading
- Pausanias, Description of Greece. W. H. S. Jones (translator). Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. (1918). Vol. 1. Books I–II: ISBN 0-674-99104-4.
- Reference in Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
- Reference on Greek Mythology Link
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