Erymanthus (name)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Erymanthus (person))
Jump to: navigation, search

In Greek mythology, the name Erymanthus (Ἑρύμανθος) may refer to:

  • God of the river Erymanthus. He was worshipped at Psophis.[1]
  • Son of Aristas, father of Arrhon, and grandfather of Psophis (male); alternately, son of Arcas, father of Xanthus, and again grandfather of Psophis (female).[2]
  • Son of Apollo, who spied on Aphrodite making love to Adonis and was blinded by the angry goddess. Apollo took revenge on Aphrodite by changing himself into a boar and killing Adonis (but see Erymanthian Boar).[3]


  1. ^ Aelian, Various Histories, 2. 33
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 24. 1
  3. ^ Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History, 1 in Photius, Myrobiblion, 190