AMYTHAON

ΑΜΥΘΑΩΝ

A son of Cretheus and Tyro (Hom. Od. xi. 235, &c.), and brother of Aeson and Pheres. (Hom. Od. xi. 259.) He dwelt at Pylos in Messenia. and by Idomene became the father of Bias, Melampus, and Aeolia. (Apollod. i. 9. § 11, 7. § 7.) According to Pindar (Pyth. iv. 220, &c.), he and several other members of his family went to Iolcus to intercede with Pelias on behalf of Jason. Pausanias (v. 8. § 1) mentions him among those to whom the restoration of the Olympian games was ascribed.