). A monarch of Lydia, the last of the
Heraclidae, dethroned by Gyges at the instigation of his own queen, whom he had insulted by
showing her when naked to Gyges. (Consult Herod.i. 7
foll.) His true
name appears to have been Myrsilus, and the appellation of Candaules to have been assumed by
him as a title of honour, this latter being, in the Lydian language, equivalent to
Heracles—i. e. the Sun.