I. The twelfth king of Argos, son of Lynceus and Hypermnestra, grandson of Danaūs, father of Acrisius, and grandfather of Perseus. His shield was gained by Æneas, Verg. A. 3, 286.—
B. Hence derivv.
2. Ăbantĭădēs , ae, m. patron., a male descendant of Abas.
a. His son Acrisius, Ov. M. 4, 607.—
b. His great grandson Perseus (by Danaë, daughter of Acrisius), Ov. M. 4, 673; 5, 138 al.—
II. A Centaur, son of Ixion, Ov. M. 12, 306.—
III. An Ethiopian, Ov. M. 5, 126.—
IV. A companion of Dionedes, Ov. M. 14, 505.—
V. A companion of Æneas, Verg. A. 1, 121.—
VI. A Tuscan chieftain, Verg. A. 10, 170 and 427.