1. A son of Perdix, the sister of Daedalus.
He himself was a disciple of Daedalus, and is said to have invented several instruments used in the mechanical arts; but Daedalus incensed by envy thrust him down the rock of the Acropolis at Athens. The Athenians worshipped him as a hero. (Apollod. 3.15.9
; Diod. 4.76
; Schol. ad Eur. Orest. 1643 ;
Lucian, Pisc. 42.
) Pausanias (1.21.6
) calls him Calos, and states that he was buried on the road leading from the theatre to the Acropolis. polis. Hyginus (Fab. 39, 274
) and Ovid (Ov. Met. 8.255
; comp. Serv. ad Virg. Georg.
5.14) call him Perdix, which, according to the common tradition, was the name of his father.