MACAR

ΜΑΚΑΡ

Or Macareus (Makareus).

1. A son of Helios and Rhodos, or, according to others, a son of Crinacus, who after the murder of Tenages fled from Rhodes to Lesbos. (Hom. Il. xxiv. 544; Diod. v. 56; Plat. de Leg. viii. p. 838; Arnob. adv. Gent. iv. 24; Hgen, ad Hymn. Hom. p. 203.)

2. A son of Aeolus, who committed incest with his sister Canace, and, according to some accounts, killed himself in consequence. (Hygin. Fab. 238; Plut. Parall. Hist. Gr. et Rom.; comp. AEOLUS.)

3. A son of Lycaon, from whom the town of Macaria in Arcadia derived its name. (Paus. viii. 3. § 1; Steph. Byz. s. v. Makareai; Apollod. iii. 8. § 1.)

4. A son of Jason and Medeia, who is also called Mermerus or Mormorus. (Hygin. Fab. 239; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 175; comp. MERMERUS.)

5. Of Nericus, one of the companions of Odysseus. (Ov. Met. xiv. 159.)

6. A Lapithes, who at the wedding of Peirithous slew the centaur Erigdupus. (Ov. Met. xii. 452.)

7. The founder of Lesbos, was a son of Crineus and a grandson of Zeus. (Diod. v. 81.)