LEITUS

ΛΗΙΤΟΣ

A son of Alector or Alectryon, by Cleobule, and father of Peneleus. (Apollod. iii. 10. § 8; Diod. iv. 67.) He is mentioned among the Argonauts (Apollod. i. 9. § 16), and commanded the Boeotians in the war against Troy (Hom. Il. ii. 494, xvii. 602; Paus. ix. 4. 3), from whence he took with him the remains of Arcesilaus. (Paus. ix. 39. § 3.) His tomb was shown in later times at Plataeae. (Paus. ix. 4. § 3; comp. Hygin. Fab. 97.)