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1. A son of Poseidon and Amymone, of Argos, a famous navigator, and father of Proetus and Damastor (Apollon. 1.136, &c.; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. 4.1091). He is the reputed founder of the town of Nauplia, which derived its name from him (Paus. 2.38.2, 4.35.2; Schol. ad Eurip. Orest. 54). He is also said to have discovered the constellation of the great bear. (Theon, ad Arat. Phaen. 27; Paus. 8.48.5; Strab. viii. p.368.)

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