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Acraepheus (Greek: Ἀκραιφεύς) was, in Greek mythology, a son of Apollo to whom the foundation of the town of Acraephnium, a Boeotian town on the lake Copais, was ascribed.[1] In Acraephnium, Apollo was attached with the epithet Acraephius or Acraephiaeus by worshipers.[2]

Acraepheus could have been father of Ptous by Euxippe.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Acraepheus", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, MA, p. 14 
  2. ^ a b Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Ακραιφία
  3. ^ Herodian, 1. 112, 377