Axius (mythology)

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Axius (Ancient Greek: Ἀξιός) was a Paeonian river god, the son of Oceanus and Tethys. He was the father of Pelagon, by Periboea, daughter of Acessamenus. His domain was the river Axius, or Vardar, in Macedonia (region).

The river god was an ancestor of Euphemus and his son, Eurybarus, the hero who slew the drakaina Sybaris.[1]

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  1. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, 8 as cited in Boeus' Ornithogonia