Paeon (father of Agastrophus)

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This article is about the father of Agastrophus. For other uses, see Paean (disambiguation).

Paeon[pronunciation?] or Paion (Ancient Greek: Παίων, gen.: Παίονος) in Greek mythology was a Paionian mentioned in the Iliad of Homer as the father of the warrior Agastrophus, slain by Diomedes, while fighting on the side of Troy in the Trojan War.[1] He is presumably the same as the Paeon mentioned in Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica as the father by Cleomede of Laophoon, a companion of Asteropaios slain by Meriones.[2]


  1. ^ Homer, Iliad 11.339, 11.368.
  2. ^ Quintus Smyrnaeus, Posthomerica p. 112, 6.549–555; Parada, "Paeon 1." p. 135; Connor, "Paeon" p. 1096.


  • Connor, Peter, "Paeon" in Gods, Goddeses, and Mythology, Volume 8, editor, C. Scott Littleton, Marshall Cavendish, 2005. ISBN 0-7614-7567-2
  • Homer. The Iliad with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, Ph.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924.
  • Parada, Carlos, Genealogical Quide to Greek Mythology, C. Bloms Boktryckeri, 1993. ISBN 978-91-7081-062-6.
  • Quintus Smyrnaeus, The Trojan Epic: Posthomerica, JHU Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8018-8635-5.