) and Rhadamanthys
). The son of Zeus and Europa, and brother of
King Minos of Crete. From fear of his brother he fled to Ocalea in Boeotia, and there married
Alcmené (Pausan. viii. 53, 2). In consequence of his justice throughout life, he
became, after his death, one of the judges in the lower world (Plato, Min.
320) or in the Islands of the Blessed (Ol.
ii. 75), where he has for his
associates Aeacus and Minos. The name points to an Egyptian origin of the myth.