), the mythical ancestor of the Dorians; he is described either as a son of Hellen, by the nymph Orseis, and a brother of Xuthus and Aeolus (Apollod. 1.7.3
; Diod. 4.60
); or as a son of Apollo, by Phthia, and a brother of Laodocus and Polypoites (Apollod. 1.7.6
), whereas Servius (Serv. ad Aen. 2.27
) calls him a son of Poseidon.
He is said to have assembled the people which derived its name from him (the Dorians) around him in the neighbourhood of Parnassus. (Strab. viii. p.383
; Hdt. 1.56
, comp. Müller, Dor.