Achaeus (son of Xuthus)

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Achaeus
Eponymist of the Achaean race as well as their home, Achaea in Phthiotis
AbodeAthens, Lacedaemon, Achaea in Phthiotis
Personal information
ChildrenArchander and Architeles
ParentsXuthus and Creusa or Jupiter (Zeus) and Phthia
SiblingsIon

In Greek mythology, Achaeus or Achaios (/əˈkəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἀχαιός Akhaiós, derived from αχος achos, "grief, pain, woe") was, according to nearly all traditions, a son of Xuthus and Creusa, and consequently a brother of Ion and grandson of Hellen.[1] His children were Archander and Architeles.

Mythology[edit]

The Achaeans regarded him as the author of their race, and derived from him their own name as well as that of Achaia, which was formerly called Aegialus. When his uncle Aeolus in Thessaly, whence he himself had come to Peloponnesus, died, he went there and made himself master of Phthiotis, which now also received from him the name of Achaia.[2][3][4]

Genealogy of Hellenes[edit]

Genealogy of Hellenes
 
 
 
 
Prometheus
 
Clymene
 
Epimetheus
 
Pandora
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deucalion
 
Pyrrha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hellen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dorus
 
 
 
 
 
Xuthus
 
 
 
 
 
Aeolus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tectamus
 
Aegimius
 
Achaeus
 
Ion
 
Makednos
 
Magnes

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Achaeus (1)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.