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This article is about the mythological king. For the spider genus, see Talaus (spider).

In Greek mythology, Talaus /ˈtæliəs/ (Ancient Greek: Ταλαός) was the king of Argos and one of the Argonauts.[1] He was the son of Bias and Pero. His wife was Lysimache, daughter of Abas (also known as Eurynome, Lysippe[2] or Lysianassa, daughter of Polybus[3]). He was the father of Adrastus, Aristomachus, Astynome, Eriphyle, Mecisteus, Metidice, and Pronax.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 118
  2. ^ Scholia on Plato, p. 419 ed. Bekker (937, 26 ed. Baiter)
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 6. 6.
  4. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 9. 13
  5. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 70
  6. ^ Pindar, Nemean Ode 9. 16