MELAS

ΜΕΛΑΣ

1. A son of Poseidon by a nymph of Chios, and brother of Agelus. (Paus. vii. 4. § 6.)

2. One of the Tyrrhenian pirates mentioned under MELANTHUS No. 1.

3. A son of Phrixus and Chalciope, was married to Eurycleia, by whom he became the father of Hyperes. (Apollod. i. 9. § 1; Apollon. Rhod. ii. 1158; Schol. ad Pind. Pyth. iv. 221.)

4. A son of Porthaon and Euryte, and brother of Oeneus. (Hor. Il. xiv. 117; Apollod. i. 7. § 10; comp. OENEUS and TYDEUS.)

5. A son of Antassus, at Gonusa, near Sicyon. He joined the Dorians on their march against Corinth. His services were at first declined, but he was afterwards allowed to fight in the ranks of the Dorians. He was the ancestor of the family of Cypselus. (Paus. ii. 4. § 4, v. 18. § 7, 20, in fill.)

6. There are three other mythical personages of this name. (Paus. vii. 4. § 6, viii. 28. § 3; Apollod. ii. 7. § 7.)