MEDON

ΜΕΔΩΝ

1. A herald in the house of Odysseus. (Hom. Od. iv. 677, xxii. 357.)

2. A son of Oileus and Rhene, and a brother of lesser Ajax. Having slain Eriopis, one mother's kinsmen, he left his father's house, and fled to Phylace. He commanded the Pythians in the war against Troy, and when Philoctetes was wounded, Medon commanded the Methonians in his place. He was slain by Aeneas. (Hom. Il. ii. 727, &c., xiii. 693, &c., xv. 332.)

3. Two other mythical personages of this name occur in Ovid (Met. xii. 303), and Hyginus (Fab. 134).