AGELAUS

ΑΓΕΛΑΟΣ

1. A son of Heracles and Omphale, and the founder of the house of Croesus. (Apollod. ii. 7. § 8.) Herodotus (i. 7) derives the family of Croesus from one Alcaeus, and. Diodorus (iv. 31) from one Cleolaus, while he calls the son of Heracles and Omphale Larmus, and others Laomedes. (Anton. Lib. 2; Palacphat. de Incred. 45.)

2. A son of Damastor, and one of the suitors of Penelope. (Hom. Od. xx. 321.) In the struggle of Odysseus with the suitors, and after many of them had fallen, Agelaus encouraged and headed those who survived (xxii. 131, 241), until at last he too was struck dead by Odysseus with a javelin. (xxii. 293.)

3. A slave of Priam, who exposed the infant Paris on mount Ida, in consequence of a dream of his mother. When, after the lapse of five days, the slave found the infant still alive and suckled by a bear, he took him to his own house and brought him up. (Apollod. iii. 12. § 4; compare PARIS.)

There are several other mythical personages of the name of Agelaus, concerning whom no particulars are known. (Apollod. ii. 8. § 5; Antonin, Lib. 2; Hom. Il. viii. 257, xi. 302; Paus. viii. 35. § 7.)