CRETEUS

ΚΡΗΤΕΥΣ

A son of Minos by Pasiphae or Crete, and king of Crete. He is renowned in ancient story on account of his tragic death by the hand of his own son, Althemenes. (Apollod. ii. 1. § 2, iii. 1. § 2; Diod. iv. 59; Paus. viii. 53. § 2; see ALTHEMENES.)