Olenus

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Olenus may also refer to a genus of trilobites.

In Greek mythology, Olenus[pronunciation?] (or Olenos) was the name of several individuals:

  1. Olenus, son of Hephaestus and father of Helike and Aex, two nurses of infant Zeus. A city in Aulis was named for him.[1]
  2. Olenus, son of Zeus and Anaxithea, daughter of Danaus, eponym of a city in Achaea.[2]
  3. Olenus, father of Tectaphus the Lapith.[3]
  4. Olenus, a man who lived on Mount Ida. His wife Lethaea claimed she was more beautiful than any goddess. They were both turned to stone; although Olenus could have avoided this fate, he chose to be with his wife.[4]
  5. Olenus, a Lelegian, father of Phoceus. His son was killed by the Argonauts.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyginus, Poetical Astronomy, 2. 13
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Ōlenos
  3. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12. 433
  4. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10. 68 ff
  5. ^ Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, 3. 204