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Aretus /əˈrtəs/ (Greek: Ἄρητος, Árētos) was one of several characters in Greek mythology:

  1. King Aretus of Pylos was a son of Nestor and Eurydice (or Anaxibia).[1]
  2. Aretus of Troy was one of fifty sons of Priam. He was killed by Automedon.[2]


  1. ^ Homer, Odyssey III, 414
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad, 17. 495-525