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Son of Poseidon and Amymoné (see Danaüs; Pausan. ii. 38), founder of Nauplia (q.v.), and a famous navigator.


A king of Euboea, husband of Clymené. (See Catreus.) After the unjust execution of his son Palamedes (q.v.) at the siege of Troy, the Greeks refused to give him the satisfaction he demanded. Thereupon he avenged his son's death by raising deceptive fire-signals, and stranding the returning Greeks among the breakers near the cliffs of Caphareus in Euboea. He thus caused the shipwreck and destruction of a large number, while he also put many others to the sword (Apollod. ii.1.4; Apollod.iii, 2; Hyg. Fab. 116). He is said to have finally thrown himself into the sea.

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    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 2.1.4
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