A son of Ares and Astyoche, and brother of Ascalaphus of the Boeotian Orchomenos. (Hom. Il. ii. 512, &c.) Others call him an Argive and a son of Lycus and Pernis (Hygin. Fab. 97, 159), and mention him among the Argonauts (Apollod. i. 9. § 16) and the suitors of Helena. (Apollod. iii. 10. § 8; Paus. ix. 37, in fin.) After the destruction of Troy, he is said to have wandered about with the Orchomenians on the Pontus, and to have founded colonies on the coast of Colchis. (Strab. ix. p. 416; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 272.)