), an ancient king of Crete, who, by Amalthea, became the father of the nymphs Adrastea and Ida, to whom Rhea entrusted the infant Zeus to be brought up. (Apollod. 1.1.6
; Hygin. Poet. Astr.
2.13.) Other accounts call the daughters of this king Melissa and Amalthea. (Lactant. 1.22.)