), a son of Apollo, and king of the Dryopes.
He was the father of Eurytus and a famous archer.
According to a Messenian legend Melaneus came to Perieres who assigned to him a town as his habitation which he called Oechalia, after his wife's name. (Paus. 4.2.2
; Ant. Lib. 4
Two other mythical personages of this name occur in Ovid (Ov. Met. 12.306
) and in the Odyssey