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In Greek mythology, the name Apheidas (/əˈfdəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἀφείδας) may refer to:

  1. Apheidas, son of Arcas
  2. Apheidas, son of Polypemon, from Alybas. Odysseus at first introduces himself as Eperitus, son of this Apheidas, when he comes to see Laertes after having done away with the suitors of Penelope.[1]
  3. Apheidas, a Centaur who attended the wedding of Pirithous and Hippodamia.[2]
  4. Apheidas, a king after whom a part of Molossians were named Apheidantes.[3]
  5. Apheidas (king of Athens), son of Oxyntes. After a short reign of one year, his brother Thymoetes succeeded him on the throne.[4]


  1. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 24. 305
  2. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12. 317
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Apheidantes
  4. ^ Athenaeus, Banquet of the Learned, 3. 96 d
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Preceded by
King of Athens Succeeded by