), a son of Zeus and Europa, and brother of king Minos of Crete (Hom. Il. 14.322
), or, according to others, a son of Hephaestus (Paus. 8.53.2
). From fear of his brother he fled to Ocaleia in Boeotia, and there married Alcmene.
In consequence of his justice throughout life, he became, after his death, one of the judges in the lower world, and took up his abode in Elysium. (Apollod. 3.1.2
; Hom. Od. 4.564
; Pind. O. 2.137
; comp. GORTYS.)