EURYTION

ΕΥΡΥΤΙΩΝ

1. A son of Irus and Demonassa, and a grandson of Actor, is mentioned among the Argonauts. (Hygin. Fab. 14; Apollon. Rhod. i. 71.) According to others he was a son of Actor, and he is also called Eurytus. (Apollod. i. 8. § 2; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 175.) When Peleus was expelled from his dominions, he fled to Eurytion and married his daughter Antigone; but in shooting at the Calydonian boar, Peleus inadvertently killed his father-in-law. (Apollod. iii. 13. 1. &c.)

2. A centaur who tried to abduct Hippodameia, the bride of Pirithous, at the wedding feast.

3. A centaur who took to flight during the fight of Heracles with the centaurs; but he was afterwards killed by Heracles in the dominions of Dexamenus, whose daughter Eurytion was on the point of making his wife. (Apollod. ii. 5. § 4, &c.; comp. Diod. iv. 33; Hygin. Fab. 31.)

4. Two other mythical personages of this name are mentioned by Apollodorus (ii. 5. § 10) and Virgil. (Aen. v. 495, &c.)