AEETES

ΑΙΗΤΗΣ

A son of Helios and Perseis. (Apollod. i. 9. § 1 Hes. Theog. 957.) According to others his mother's name was Persa (Hygin. Praef. p. 14, ed. Staveren), or Antiope. (Schol. ad Pind. Ol. xiii. 52.) He was a brother of Circe, Pasiphae, and Perses. (Hygin. l. c.; Apollod. l. c.; Hom. Od. x. 136, &c.; Cic. de Nat. Deor. iii. 19.) He was married to Idyia, a daughter of Oceanus, by whom he had two daughters, Medeia and Chalciope, and one son, Absyrtus (Hesiod. Theog. 960.; Apollod. i. 9, 23.). He was king of Colchis at the time when Phrixus brought thither the golden fleece. At one time he was expelled from his kingdom by his brother Perses, but was restored by his daughter Medeia. (Apollod. i. 9. § 28.) Compare ABSYRTUS, ARGONAUTAE, JASON, and MEDEIA.