), a lofty range of mountains on the frontiers of Arcadia, Achaia, and Elis.
It formed the western point of the northern barrier of Arcadia; and Mt. Lampeia, which extends southwards, is a portion of the range.
The two principal heights are now called O´lonos
the former being 7297 feet above the level of the sea, and the latter 6.227 feet. From Erymanthus four rivers rise,--the Eleian Peneius, the Arcadian Erymanthus, and the Peirus and Selinus of Achaia.
The river Erymanthus, which is a tributary of the Achelous, is spoken of under the latter name. [ACHELOUS
] Mount Erymanthus is celebrated in mythology as the haunt of the fierce boar destroyed by Hercules. (Strab. viii. pp. 343, 357; Paus. 5.7.1
, seq.; Hom. Od. 6.104
; Apollod. 2.5
; Leake, Morea.
vol. ii. p. [p. 1.851]
pp. 203, 204, 224; Boblaye, Recherches,
&c. pp. 118, 124; Curtius, Peloposnesos,
vol. i. pp. 17, 384.).