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The son of Erichthonius, father of Procné, Philomela, Butes, and Erechtheus (q.v.).


Son of Cecrops and Metiadusa, grandson of Erechtheus, king of Athens. Driven into exile by the sons of his brother Metion, he went to Megara, where he married Pylia, the daughter of King Pylas, and inherited the kingdom. His sons, Aegeus, Lycus , Pallas, and Nisus (known as the Pandionĭdae), regained Attica from the Metionidae, and the first three shared it among themselves, while Nisus (q.v.) received Megara.

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