Agenor, son of Phegeus

Agenor, son of Phegeus

Agenor (Gr. polytonic|Ἀγήνωρ) was a son of Phegeus, king of Psophis, in Arcadia.Citation | last = Schmitz | first = Leonhard | author-link = | contribution = Agenor (5) | editor-last = Smith | editor-first = William | title = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology | volume = 1 | pages = 68 | publisher = Little, Brown and Company | place = Boston | year = 1867 | contribution-url = ] He was brother of Pronous and Arsinoe, who was married to, and later abandoned by, the Argive Alcmaeon. When Alcmaeon wanted to give the celebrated necklace and peplos of Harmonia--which had formerly belonged to Arsinoe--to his second wife Calirrhoe, the daughter of Achelous, he was slain by Agenor and Pronous at the instigation of Phegeus. But when the two brothers came to Delphi, where they intended to dedicate the necklace and peplos, they themselves were killed by Amphoterus and Acarnan, the sons of Alcmaeon and Calirrhoe. [Apollodorus, iii. 7. § 5]

Pausanias, who relates the same story, writes that the chil­dren of Phegeus were named Temenus, Axion, and Alphesiboea. [Pausanias, "Description of Greece" viii. 24. § 4]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Agenor (disambiguation) — Agenor (Gr. polytonic|Ἀγήνωρ) is the name of a number of individuals in Greek mythology and history:*Agenor, a Phoenician king of Tyre *Agenor, son of Antenor, a character in Homer s Iliad *Agenor, son of Jasus, an ancient Argive noble *Agenor,… …   Wikipedia

  • Alcmaeon (mythology) — In Greek mythology, Alcmaeon, or Alkmáon, was the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle. As one of the Epigoni, he was a leader of the Argives who attacked Thebes, taking the city in retaliation for the deaths of their fathers, the Seven Against Thebes …   Wikipedia

  • Necklace of Harmonia — The Necklace of Harmonia was a fabled object in Greek mythology that, according to legend, brought great misfortune to all of its wearers or owners, who were primarily queens and princesses of the ill fated House of Thebes. It could loosely be… …   Wikipedia

  • Acarnan — In Greek mythology, Acarnan (Ἀκαρνάν; genitive Ἀκαρνᾶνος), one of the Epigones, was a son of Alcmaeon and Calirrhoe, and brother of Amphoterus. Their father was murdered by Phegeus (or, in some sources, his sons Agenor and Pronous), when they… …   Wikipedia

  • Diomedes — This article is about the hero of the Trojan War. For other uses, see Diomedes (disambiguation). Diomedes, King of Argos a statue by Kresilas from ca. 430 BC. Glyptothek, München …   Wikipedia

  • Harmonia (mythology) — In Greek mythology, Harmonia is the immortal goddess of harmony and concord. Her Roman counterpart is Concordia, and her Greek opposite is Eris, whose Roman counterpart is Discordia.OriginsAccording to one account, she is the daughter of Ares and …   Wikipedia

  • Phégée — Dans la mythologie grecque, Phégée (en grec ancien Φηγεύς / Phêgeús) est un roi de Psophis, une ville d Arcadie. Sommaire 1 Mythe 2 Sources 3 Voir aussi …   Wikipédia en Français