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Ἄκαστος). The son of Pelias, king of Iolcos, who joined the Argonautic expedition, though against his father's will, as a friend of Iason. At his father's death he celebrated funeral games which were the theme of ancient poets and artists, and in which Peleus was represented as participating. He took part in the Calydonian boar-hunt. But his wife Astydamia fell in love with Peleus (q.v.), and this brought ruin on the wedded pair. His daughter was Laodamia, renowned for her tender love of Protesilaüs (q.v.).

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