). A son of Zeus and Io. This mythological
personage is the instrument by which Grecian myth derived the rulers of more ancient countries
from its own gods and princes. Epaphus, according to the legend, was born in Egypt, and
married Memphis, the daughter of the Nile, by whom he had a daughter named Libya. The same
fable made him the founder of the city of Memphis (Prom. Vinct.
). Libya bore to Poseidon Agenor, the father of
Cadmus and Europa, and also Belus, who had by another daughter of the Nile, named
Anchinoë, two sons, Danaüs and Aegyptus (Apollod.
) See Io