A son of Apollo and Areia of Crete. Being beloved by Minos and Sarpedon, he attached himself to the latter, and fled from Minos to Caria, where he built a town, which he called after his own name (Apollod. iii. 1. § 2 ; Paus. vii. 2. § 3; Schol. ad Apolon. Rhod. i. 186). Ovid (Met. ix. 442) calls him a son of Apollo and Deïone, and hence Deionides. A different genealogy and story about him is preserved in Antonius Liberalis (30).