). A native of Miletus, the son of Merops, who
stole from Minos of Crete a living dog made of gold, the work of Hephaestus, which was the
guardian of the temple of Zeus, and gave it to Tantalus to keep it safely. When Zeus demanded
the dog back, Pandareos fled with his wife Harmothoë to Sicily, where both were
turned into stones. (For his daughter Aëdon, see
.) Of his two other daughters
(Meropé and Cleodora, or Camira and Clytea), Homer (
Od. xx. 66
-78) relates that they were brought up by
Aphrodité after their early bereavement, and were endowed by Heré with
beauty and wisdom, by Artemis with lofty stature, and by Athené with skill in
handiwork; but while their foster-mother went to Olympus to implore Zeus to grant the maidens
happy marriages, they were carried off by the Harpies, and delivered to the Erinyes as
servants, and thus expiated their father's guilt (Odyss.
xx. 65- 78; Pausan. x.