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List of Gods   : "Argo"

NameOriginDescription
King name "Acrisius" Greek A mythical king of Argos, and a son of Abas and Ocalea (or Aglaea, depending on the author). He quarrelled constantly with his twin brother Proetus, inventing bucklers in the process, and in the end expelled him to Tiryns.
King name "Admetus" Greek A son of Pheres, the founder and king of Pherae in Thessaly, and of Periclymene or Clymene. (Apollodorus i) He took part in the Calydonian chase and the expedition of the Argonauts. (Apollodorus i)
King name "Adrastus" Greek A son of Talaus, king of Argos, and of Lysimache. (Apollodorus i. 9.) Pausanias calls his mother Lysianassa, and Hygimis Eurynome.
"Aethalides" Greek A son of Hermes and Eupolemeia, a daughter of Myrmidon. He was the herald of the Argonauts. Greek
"Alcinous" Greek A son of Nausithous, and grandson of Poseidon. His name is celebrated in the story of the Argonauts, and still more in that of the wanderings of Odysseus.
"Alcyoneus or Alcion" Argonautica Jupiter sent Hercules against him for stealing some of the Sun's oxen. But Hercules could not do anything, for immediately the giant touched the earth he received fresh strength. At length Pallas carried him beyond the moon. His seven daughters were metamorphosed into halcyons. Argonautica
Goddess name "Alphito" Greek the White Goddess, originally the Danaan Barley-goddess of Argos. Greek
"Amphidamas" Greek A son of Lycurgus and Cleophile, and father of Antimache, who married Eurystheus. (Apollodorus iii) According to Pausanias and Apollonius Rhodius (Argonautica) he was a son of Aleus, and consequently a brother of Lycurgus, Cepheus, and Auge, and took part in the expedition of the Argonauts.
Nymph name "Amycus" Greek A son of Poseidon by Bithynis, or by the Bithyaiian nymph Melia. He was ruler of the country of the Bebryces, and when the Argonauts landed on the coast of his dominions, he challenged the bravest of them to a boxing match.
"Amymone" Greek One of the daughters of Danaus and Elephantis. When Danaus arrived in Argos, the country, according to the wish of Poseidon, who was indignant at Inachus, was suffering from a drought, and Danaus sent out Amymone to fetch water.
God name "Ancaeus" Greek 1. A son of the Arjadian Lycurgus and Creophile or Eurynome, and father of Agapenor. He was one of the Argonauts and partook in the Calydonian hunt in which he was killed by the boar. (Apollodorus i. 9.) 2. A son of Poseidon and Astypalaea or Alta, king of the Leleges in Samos, and husband of Samia, the daughter of the river-god Maeander, by whom he became the father of Perilaus, Enodos, Samos, Alitherses, and Parthenope.
"Antheia" Greek The blooming, or the friend of flowers, a surname of Hera, under which she had a temple at Argos. Before this temple was the mound under which the women were buried who had come with Dionysus from the Aegean islands, and had fallen in a contest with the Argives and Perseus. Antheia was used at Gnossus as a surname of Aphrodite. Greek
King name "Apis" Greek A son of Phoroneus by the nymph Laodice, and brother of Niobe. He was king of Argos, established a tyrannical government and called Peloponnesus after his own name but he was killed in a conspiracy headed by Thelxion and Telchin. Greek
"Argeia" Greek A surname of Hera derived from Argos, the principal seat of her worship.
God name "Argonautae" Greek The heroes and demigods who, according to the traditions of the Greeks, undertook the first bold maritime expedition to Colchis, a far distant country on the coast of the Euxine, for the purpose of fetching the golden fleeces. They derived their name from the ship Argo, in which the voyage was made, and which was constructed by Argus at the command of Jason, the leader of the Argonauts.
Hero name "Argus" Greek A beast and son of Arestor with a hundred eyes of which he could only close two at a time. He was placed by Juno to guard Io, whom Jupiter had changed into a heifer. But Mercury, who was sent to carry her off, managed to surprise and kill Argus whereupon Juno transfered his eyes to the tail of a peacock, her favourite bird. In Greek mythology, Argus was the name of the builder of the Argo, the ship that carried the hero Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece.
God name "Asterion" Crete Or Asterius, 1. A son of Teutamus, and king of the Cretans, who married Europa after she had been carried to Crete by Zeus. He also brought up the three sons, Minos, Sarpedon, and Rhadamanthys whom she had by the father of the gods. (Apollodorus i) 2. A son of Cometes, Pyremus, or Priscus, by Antigone, the daughter of Pheres. He is mentioned as one of the Argonauts. (Argonautica) There are two more mythical personages of this name, one a river-god [Acraea], and the second a son of Minos, who was slain by Theseus.
King name "Astypalaea" Greek A daughter of Phoenix and Perimede, the daughter of Oeneus. She was a sister of Europa, and became by Poseidon the mother of the Argonaut Ancaeus and of Eurypylus, king of the island of Cos. The island Astypalaea among the Cyclades derived its name from her.
King name "Clytius" Greek 1. A son of Laomedon and father of Caletor and Procleia, was one of the Trojan elders. 2. A son of the Oechalian king Eurytus, was one of the Argonauts, and was killed during the expedition by Heracles, or according to others by Aeetes. Greek
King name "Coronus" Greek 1. A son of Apollo by Chrysorthe, father of Corax and Lamedon, and king of Sicyon. 2. A son of Thersander, grandson of Sisyphus, and founder of Coroneia. 3. A son of Caeneus, was a prince of the Lapithae, and father of Leonteus and Lyside. He was slain by Heracles. (Apollodorus. ii) 4. The father of the Argonaut Caeneus. (Apollodorus i. Argonautica) Greek
"Cyanippus a" Greek Cyanippus a son of Aegialeus and prince of Argos. Apollodorus calls him a brother of Aegialeus and a son of Adrastus. Greek
King name "Danae" Greek A daughter of king Acrisius of Argos and Eurydice (no relation to Orpheus' Eurydice). She was the mother of Perseus by Zeus. She was sometimes credited with founding the city of Ardea in Latium. Greek
King name "Diomedes" Greek A son of Tydeus and Deipyle, the husband of Aegialeia, and the successor of Adrastus in the kingdom of Argos, though he was descended from an Aetolian family. Greek
"Dolops" Greek A son of Hermes, who had a sepulchral monument in the neighbourhood of Peiresiae and Magnesa, which was visible at a, great distance, and at which the Argonauts landed and offered up sacrifices. (Argonautica) Greek
Goddess name "Elara" Greek A daughter of Orchomenus or Minyas, who became by Zeus the mother of the giant Tityus and Zeus, from fear of Hera, concealed her under the earth. (Apollodorus i. Argonautica) This was where she gave birth to Tityas, who some traditions state to be the son of Elara and Gaia, the earth goddess. Greek
"Epidaurus" Greek The mythical founder of Epidaurus, a son of Argos and Evadne, but according to Argive legends a son of Pelops, and according to those of Elis a son of Apollo. Greek
"Eurybates aka Eribotes" Greek The son of Teleon, was one of the Argonauts, and appears to have acted as surgeon, as he is represented as attending on Oileus when he was wounded by one of the Stymphalian birds.. (Argonautica). Greek
Demon name "Eurydamas" Greek 1. A son of Irus and demonassa, was one of the Argonauts. Apollonius Rhodius calls him a son of Ctimenus. 2. One of the suitors of Penelope, who was killed by Odysseus. Greek
Demon name "Eurytion" Greek A son of Irus and demonassa, and a grandson of Actor, is mentioned among the Argonauts. (Argonautica) According to others he was a son of Actor, and he is also called Eurytus. (Apollodorus i) When Peleus was expelled from his dominions, he fled to Eurytion and married his daughter Antigone but in shooting at the Calydonian boar, Peleus inadvertently killed his father-in-law, (Apollodorus iii)
God name "Helios" Greek In Greece the cult of Helios was very ancient and was practised throughout the land, at Elis, at Apollonia, on the Acropolis of Corinth, at Argos, at Troezen, on Cape Taenarum, at Athens, in Thrace and finally, and especially, in the island of Rhodes which was sacred to him. In Rhodes could be seen.the colossal statue of HeIios, the renowned work of the sculptor Chares. It was about thirty yards high, and ships in full sail could pass between the god's legs. Greek
Monster name "Hydra" Greek A monster of the Lernean marshes, in Argolis. It had nine heads, and Hercules was sent to kill it. As soon as he struck off one of its heads, two shot up in its place. Greek
King name "Hylas" Greek A son of Theiodamas, king of the Dryopes, by the nymph Menodice or a son of Heracles, Euphemus, or Ceyx. He was the favourite of Heracles, who, after having killed his father, Theiodamas, took him with him when he joined the expedition of the Argonauts. When the Argonauts landed on the coast of Mysia, Hylas went out to fetch water for Heracles but when he came to a well, his beauty excited the love of the Naiads, who drew him down into the water, and he was never seen again. Greek
"Hypermnestra" Greek A daughter of Thestius and Eurythemis, and the wife of Oicles, by whom she became the mother of Amphiaraus. Her tomb was shown at Argos. One of the daughters of Danaus was likewise called Hypermnestra. Greek
"Ialmenues" Greek A son of Ares and Astyoche, and brother of Ascalaphus. One the Argonauts and a suitor of Helena. Greek
God name "Inachus" Greek A river god and king of Argos, is described as a son of Oceanus and Tethys. By a Melian nymph, a daughter of Oceanus, or, according to others, by his sister Argeia, he became the father of Phoroneus and Aegialeus, to whom others add Io, Argos Panoptes, and Phegeus or Pegeus. Greek
"Iphitus" Greek A son of Naubolus, and father of Schedius, Epistrophus, and Eurynome, in Phocis, was likewise one of the Argonauts.Greek
Hero name "Jason" Greek I.e. the healer or atoner, a name which the hero was said to have received from Cheiron, his instructor, having before been called Diomedes. The chief exploits of this hero are related in the article Argonautae, and we therefore confine ourselves now to his personal history. Greek
"Lamia" Greek A son of Bias and Pero, and a brother of Talaus, took part in the expedition of the Argonauts, and in that of the Seven against Thebes. Greek
"Lerna" Greek A Lerna of ills (malorum Lerna). A very great evil. lake Lerna is where Hercules destroyed the hydra which did incalculable evil to Argos. Greek
King name "Lynceus" Greek A son of Aegyptus and Argyphia, and husband of the Danaid Hypermnestra, by whom he became the father of Abas. He was king of Argos, whence that city is called Abas. Greek
"Maera" Greek One of the four daughters of Erasinus of Argos.
"Magnes" Greek 1. A son of Aeolus and Enarete, became the father of Polydectes and Dictys by a Naiad. The scholiast of Euripides calls his wife Philodice, and his sons Eurynomus and Eioneus but Eustathius calls his wife Meliboea, and mentions one son Alector, and adds that he called the town of Meliboea, at the foot of mount Pelion, after his wife, and the country of Magnesia after his own name. 2. A son of Argos and Perimele, and father of Hymenaeus from him also a portion of Thessaly derived its: name Magnesia. 3. A son of Zeus and Thyia, and brother of Macedon. Greek
"Man of Brass" Crete Talos, the work of Heph?stus. He traversed Crete to prevent strangers from setting foot on the island, and threw rocks at the Argonauts to prevent their landing. Talos used to make himself red-hot, and hug intruders to death.
King name "Medea" Greek A sorceress, daughter of the king of Colchis. She married Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, whom she aided to obtain the golden fleece. Greek
King name "Megapenthes" Greek A son of Proetus, was king of Argos, and father of Anaxagoras and Iphianeira. He exchanged his dominion for that of Perseus, so that the latter received Tiryns instead of Argos. (Apollodorus. ii.) He is said to have afterwards slain Perseus. Greek
God name "Namea" Greek 1. Mamea was the nymph of the springs of the town of Nemea in Argos and a daughter of the local river-god Asopos. 2. Nemea was possibly identical to Pandeia, a daughter of Zeus by Selene. Greek
"Nauplius" Greek A son of Poseidon and Amymone, of Argos, the husband of Philyra and a famous navigator, and father of Proetus and Damastor (Apollon. Rhod. i. 136). He is the reputed founder of the town of Nauplia, which derived its name from him. He is also said to have discovered the constellation of the great bear. Greek
"Nemea" Greek A daughter of Asopus, from whom the district of Nemea between Cleonae and Phlius in Argolis was said to have received its name. Greek
"Nemean Lion" Greek The first of the labours of Hercules was to kill the Nemean lion (of Argolis), which kept the people in constant alarm. Its skin was so tough that his club made no impression on the beast, so Hercules caught it in his arms and squeezed it to death. He ever after wore the skin as a mantle. Greek
"Nemeius" Greek The Nemeian, a surname of Zeus, under which he had a sanctuary at Argos, with a bronze statue, the work of Lysippus, and where games were celebrated in his honour. Greek
Hero name "Oetylus" Greek A son of Amphianax, and grandson of Antimachus of Argos. The Laconian town of Oetylus was believed to have received its name from him, and he there enjoyed heroic honours. Greek
"Oicles" Greek Or Oicleus, a son of Antiphates, grandson of Melampus and father of Amphiaraus, of Argos. Diodorus on the other hand, calls him a son of Amphiaraus, and Pausanias a son of Mantius, the brother of Antiphates. Greek
"Periclymenus" Greek Or Poriclymenus. One of the Argonauts, was a son of Neleus and Chloris, and a brother of Nestor. Greek
"Phlias" Greek A son of Dionysus and Chthonophyle, also called Phlius, was a native of Araithyrea in Argolis, and is mentioned as one of the Argonauts. (Argonautica) According to Pausanias, he was a son of Ceisus and Araithyrea, and the husband of Chthonophyle, by whom he became the father of Androdamas and Hyginus calls him Phliasus, and a son of Dionysus and Ariadne. Greek
King name "Polycaon" Greek 1. A son of Lelex, brother of Myles, and husband of Messene, the daughter of Triopas of Argos. He emigrated from Laconia to Messenia, which country he thus called after his wife. He was the first king of Messenia.
"Polymede" Greek A daughter of Autolycus, was married to Aeson, and by him became the mother of Jason. Apollonius Rhodius ( Argonautica) calls her Alcimede. Greek
God name "Psamathe" Greek A daughter of Crotopus of Argos. She was loved by the god Apollo and by whom she had a son Linus. Greek
"Saitis" Greek A surname of Athena, under which she had a sanctuary on Mount Pontinus, near Lerna in Argolis. The name was traced by the Greeks to the Egyptians, among whom Athena was said to have been called Sai's. Greek
Goddess name "Selene" Greek Also called Mene, a female divinity presiding over the months, or Latin Luna, was the goddess of the moon, or the moon personified into a Divine being. She is called a daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and accordingly a sister of Helios and Eos (Theogony 371 ; Apollodorus; Argonautica) ; but others speak of her as a daughter of Hyperion by Euryphaessa, or of Pallas, or of Zeus and Latona, or lastly of Helios. Greek
"Soter" Greek I. e. "the Saviour" occurs as the surname of Zeus in Argos. Greek
"Staphylus" Greek A son of Dionysus and Ariadne, or of Theseus and Ariadne, was one of the Argonauts (Apollodorus i). By Chrysothemis he became the father of three daughters, Molpadia, Rhoeo, and Parthenos. Rhoeo was beloved by Apollo, and Staphylus, believing that she was with child by some one else, locked her up in a chest and threw her into the sea. Greek
"Stymphalides" Greek The celebrated rapacious birds near the Stymphalian lake in Arcadia, whence they were driven by Heracles and compelled to take refuge in the island of Aretias in the Euxine, where they were afterwards found by the Argonauts. Greek
King name "Talaus" Greek A son of Bias and Pero, and king of Argos. Greek
King name "Talos" Greek A man of brass, the work of Hephaestus. This wonderful being was given to Minos by Zeus or Hephaestus, and watched the island of Crete by walking round the island thrice every day. Whenever he saw strangers approaching, he made himself red-hot in fire, and then embraced the strangers when they landed. He had in his body only one vein, which ran from the head to the ankles, and was closed at the top with a nail. When he attempted to keep the Argonauts from Crete by throwing stones at them, Medeia by her magic powers threw him into a state of madness, or, according to others, under the pretence of making him immortal, she took the nail out of his vein and thus caused him to bleed to death. Greek
"Teleon" Greek 1. An Athenian, a son of Ion, the husband of Zeuxippe, and father of the Argonaut Butes. (Apollodorus i.) From him the Teleonites in Attica derived their name.
"Theras" Greek A son of Autesion, grandson of Tisamenus, who led Lacedaemonians and Minyans of Lemnos (i. e. descendants of the Argonauts by Lemnian women) from Sparta to the island of Thera, which had before been called Callisto, but was now named after him Thera. Greek
King name "Tisamenus" Greek A son of Orestes and Hermione, was king of Argos, but was deprived of his kingdom when the Heracleidae invaded Peloponnesus. (Apollodorus. ii) He was slain in a battle against the Heracleidae (Apollodorus. ii). Greek