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Andreus (/ˈændriəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἀνδρεύς) was the son of the river-god Peneus in Thessaly, from whom the district about Orchomenos in Boeotia was called Andreis.[1] In another passage Pausanias speaks of Andreus (it is, however, uncertain whether he means the same man as the former) as the person who first colonized the island of Andros.[2] According to Diodorus Siculus, Andreus was one of the generals of Rhadamanthys, from whom he received the island afterwards called Andros as a present.[3] Stephanus of Byzantium,[4] Conon[5] and Ovid[6] call this first colonizer "Andrus" (son of Anius) and not Andreus.[7] With Evippe, daughter of Leucon, Andreus had a son Eteocles, his successor.[8]


  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 34. 6
  2. ^ Paus. 10. 13. 4
  3. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5. 79. 2
  4. ^ S. v. Andros
  5. ^ Narrations, 41
  6. ^ Metamorphoses, 14. 639
  7. ^ Myth Index - Andreus
  8. ^ Paus. 9. 34. 9 - 9. 35. 1

 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.