), a son of Apollo and Areia of Crete. Being beloved by Minos and Sarpedon, he attached himself to the latter, and fled from Minos to Caria, where he built a town, which he called after his own name (Apollod. 3.1.2
; Paus. 7.2.3
; Schol. ad Apolon. Rhod.
1.186). Ovid (Ov. Met. 9.442
) calls him a son of Apollo and Deione, and hence Deionides.
A different genealogy and story about him is preserved in Antonius Liberalis (30).