Pelagon

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There are several figures named Pelagon (Πελάγων, -όνος) in Greek mythology.

  1. Pelagon (son of Amphidamas), the king of Phocis who gave Cadmus the cow that was to guide him to Boeotia.[1][2][3]
  2. Pelagon or Pelegon, who is given in the Iliad as the father of the Paeonian warrior Asteropaeus, son of the river-god Axius and Periboea, the daughter of Acessamenus.[4] Presumably this Pelagon was the eponymous founder of Pelagonia.
  3. Pelagon, an "illustrious" companion of Sarpedon, who removes Tlepolemus' spear from Sarpedon's thigh.[5]
  4. Pelagon or Pelasgus, son of the river-god Asopus by Metope.[6][7]
  5. Pelagon, one of the suitors of Hippodamia before Pelops.[8]
  6. Pelagon, a native of Pylos who fought under Nestor in the Trojan War.[9]
  7. Pelagon, one of the Calydonian hunters.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 12. 1
  2. ^ Scholia on Euripides, Phoenician Women, 638
  3. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 4. 1
  4. ^ Homer, Iliad, 21. 142
  5. ^ Homer. Iliad. 5. 695; scholia on this line inform that he was also referred to as "Selagon"
  6. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 12. 6
  7. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 72. 1
  8. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 6. 21. 11
  9. ^ Homer, Iliad, 4. 295
  10. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8. 360