CLYMENUS

ΚΛΥΜΕΝΟΣ

1. A son of Cardis in Crete, who is said to have come to Elis in the fiftieth year after the flood of Deucalion, to have restored the Olympic games, and to have erected altars to Heracles, from whom he was descended. (Paus. v. 8. § 1, 14. § 6, vi. 21. § 5.)

2. A son of Caeneus or Schoenus, king of Arcadia or of Argos, was married to Epicaste, by whom he had among other children a daughter Harpalyce. He entertained an unnatural love for his daughter, and after having committed incest with her, he gave her in marriage to Alastor, but afterwards took her away from him, and again lived with her. Harpalyce, in order to avenge her father's crime, slew her younger brother, or, according to others, her own son, and placed his flesh prepared in a dish before her father. She herself was thereupon changed into a bird, and Clymenus hung himself. (Hygin. Fab. 242, 246, 255; Parthen. Erot. 13.)

3. A son of Presbon and king of Orchomenos, who was married to Minya. (Paus. ix. 37. § 1, &c.; Apollod. ii. 4. § 11; Hygin. Fab. 14.)

4. [See HADES.]

5. There are several other mythical personages of this name. (Hygin. Fab. 154; Paus. ii. 35. § 3; Ov. Met. v. 98; comp. ALTHAEA, CHTHONIA.)