2. A son of Dionysus and Ariadne. (Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod.
3.997; Stat. Theb. 4.769
He was king of Lemnos and married to Myrina, by whom he became the father of Hypsipyle and Sicinus. (Hom. Il. 14.230
; Diod. 5.79
; Schol. ad Apollon.
1.601; Hygin. Fab. 15, 120 ;
Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 1374.
) When the Lemnian women all the men in the island, Hypsipyle saved her father Thoas, and concealed him. (Apollod. 1.9.17
Afterwards, however, he was discovered by the other women, and killed (Apollod. 3.6.4
), or he escaped to Tauris (Hygin. Fab. 15
), or to the island of Oenoe near Euboea, which was henceforth called Sicinus. (Schol. ad Apollon.