Heleus

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In Greek mythology, Heleus or Heleius (Ancient Greek: Ἕλειος), also Helius (Ἕλιος), was a Mycenaean prince.

Family[edit]

Heleus was the youngest son of Perseus and Andromeda. He the was brother of Perses, Alcaeus, Sthenelus, Electryon, Mestor, Cynurus, Gorgophone and Autochthe.

Mythology[edit]

Heleus accompanied his nephew Amphitryon, son of Alcaeus, on the expedition to Taphos, and after the victory shared the sovereignty of their domain with Cephalus.[1][2]

A town Helos in Laconia was said to have been founded by and named after him.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 2. 4. 5 - 7
  2. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 838
  3. ^ Strabo, Geography, 8. 5. 2
  4. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3. 20. 6
  5. ^ Grimal, Pierre. 1990. The Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Basil Blackwell Ltd. - p. 174