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There were several figures named Elatus /ˈɛlətəs/ or Élatos (Ἔλατος) in Greek mythology.

  1. Elatus, a Lapith chieftain of Larissa, Thessaly. He was the father, by Hippeia, of Caeneus,[1] Polyphemus,[2][3] and Ischys who was beloved by Coronis,[4][5] and a daughter Dotia, possibly the eponym of Dotion (Dotium) in Thessaly[6] (see also Dotis). He was also the father of the seer Ampycus.[7] He might be a descendant or even a son of Ares when his son Ampycus was called a scion of the said god.[8]
  2. Elatus, a Centaur, killed during a battle with Heracles by a poisoned arrow that passed through his arm and continued to wound Chiron in the knee.[9]
  3. Elatus, one of the suitors of Penelope, killed by Eumaeus.[10]
  4. Elatus, a son of Arcas, brother of Apheidas and Azan. He was allotted by Arcas the region of then-nameless Mount Cyllene as his domain, but afterwards migrated to the region which later became known as Phocis, and assisted the local inhabitants in the war against the Phlegyans; he was renowned as founder and eponym of the city Elatea.[11] An image of him was carved on a stele in the marketplace of Elatea.[12] He married Laodice (daughter of Cinyras) and became by her father of Stymphalus, Pereus, Aepytus, Ischys, and Cyllen.[13]
  5. Elatus, an ally of the Trojans from Pedasus, killed by Agamemnon.[14]
  6. Elatus or Elaton, a charioteer of Amphiaraus,[15] otherwise known as Baton.
  7. Elatus, father of Euanippe, who was the mother of Polydorus by Hippomedon.[16]
  8. Elatus, a son of Icarius and father of Taenarus by Erymede.[17]


  1. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12. 497
  2. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 40
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 14
  4. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 10. 3
  5. ^ Scholia on Pindar, Pythian Ode 3. 31 (55)
  6. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Dotion
  7. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 128
  8. ^ Hesiod. Shield of Heracles 178. Translated by Evelyn-White, H G. Loeb Classical Library Volume 57. London: William Heinemann, 1914
  9. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 2. 5. 4
  10. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 22. 268
  11. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 4. 4.
  12. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10. 34. 6
  13. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 9. 1; Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 4. 4.
  14. ^ Homer, Iliad, 6. 33
  15. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 6. 8
  16. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 71
  17. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 120