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Megareus

Μεγαρεύς), a son of Onchestus, is also called a son of Poseidon by Oenope, of Hippomenes, Apollo, or Aegeus. (Apollod. 3.15.8; Paus. 1.39.5; Ov. Met. 10.605; Hyg. Fab. 157; Steph. Byz. s. v. Μέγαρα.) He was a brother of Abrote, the wife of Nisus, and the father of Euippus, Timalcus, and Euaechme, to whom Ovid adds a fourth, Hippomenes. (Paus. 1.41.4; Plut. Quaest. Graec. 16.) According to a Boeotian tradition, Megareus with his army went to the assistance of Nisus, king of Megara, against Minos ; but he fell in battle, and was buried at Megara, which was called after him, for its previous name had been Nisa. (Apollod. l.c.; Paus. 1.39.5, 42.1.) According to a Megarian tradition, which discarded the account of an expedition of Minos against Megara, Megareus was the husband of Iphinoe, the daughter of Nisus, and succeeded his father-in-law in the government of Megara, which he left to Alcathous, because his own two sons had died before him. (Paus. 1.39.5; comp. ALCATHOUS.)

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  • Cross-references from this page (5):
    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 3.15.8
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.39.5
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.41.4
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.42.1
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10.605
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