Thoas of Corinth

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In Greek mythology, Thoas[pronunciation?] (Ancient Greek: Θόας means "fleet, swift") was a son of Ornytion and a grandson of Sisyphus. According to Pausanias, Thoas remained in Corinth, succeeding his father as its ruler, while his brother Phocus led a colony to Tithorea. Thoas was the father of Damophon, Damophon of Propodas, and Propodas of Doridas and Hyantidas. During the reign of the latter two, Corinth was seized by the Dorians under the command of Aletes, son of Hippotes. The brothers handed control of Corinth to him and were allowed to remain in the city, while the rest of the people were expelled.[1][2]


  1. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.4.3
  2. ^ Scholia on Euripides, Orestes 1087