Althepus

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In biology, "Althepus" can also be a genus of the Ochyroceratidae family of six-eyed spiders.

Althepus was in Greek mythology a son of the Greek god Poseidon and Leïs, a daughter of Orus, king of Troezen.[1][2] The territory of Troezen was called "Althepia" after him. In his reign Poseidon and Athena disputed the possession of the country with each other.[3]

Althepus was the successor of Orus,[1] and was succeeded by Saron.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pausanias, Description of Greece ii. 30. § 5
  2. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Althepus". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 134. 
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece ii. 30. § 6
  4. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece ii. 30. § 7

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