), a son of Pterelaus, a hero from whom Ithaca was believed to have derived its name. (Hom. Od. 17.207
; Eustath. ad Hom.
pp. 307, 1815; Hesych. s. v.
) Odysseus, king of Ithaca, is sometimes simply called Ithacus, or the Ithacan. (Ov. Ep. ex Pont.
1.3, 33; Verg. A. 2.104