Aethlius (Ancient Greek: Ἀέθλιος) was, in Greek mythology, the first king of Elis, father of Endymion. He was the son of Zeus and Protogeneia (daughter of Deucalion), and was married to Calyce. He led Aeolians from Thessaly and founded Elis. According to some accounts, Endymion was himself a son of Zeus and first king of Elis. Other traditions again made Aethlius a son of Aeolus, who was called by the name of Zeus.
- ^ Pausanias, v. 1. § 2
- ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Aethlius (1)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, MA, p. 51
- ^ Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus), i. 7. § 2
- ^ Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae 155
- ^ Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus), i. 7. § 5.
- ^ Pausanias, v. 8. § 1.