), that is, "the lizard," a son of Apollo and Themisto, the daughter of the Hyperborean king Zabius.
In pursuance of an oracle of the Dodonean Zeus, Galeus emigrated to Sicily, where lie built a sanctuary to his father Apollo. The Galeotae, a family of Sicilian soothsayers, derived their origin from him. (Aelian, Ael. VH 12.46
; Cic. de Dixin.
1.20; Steph. Byz. s. v. γαλεῶται
The principal seat of the Galeatae was the town of Hybla, which was hence called γαλεῶτις
, or, as Thucydides (6.62
.) writes it, γελεᾶτις