1. A son of Apollo, and king of the Dryopes. He was the father of Eurytus and a famous archer. According to a Messenian legend Melaneus came to Perieres who assigned to him a town as his habitation which he called Oechalia, after his wife's name. (Paus. iv. 2. § 2 ; Anton. Lib. 4.)

2. Two other mythical personages of this name occur in Ovid (Met. xii. 306) and in the Odyssey (xxiv. 103).