MENOETIUS

ΜΕΝΟΙΤΙΟΣ

1. A son of Iapetus and Clymene or Asia, and a brother of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus, was killed by Zeus with a flash of lightning, in the fight of the Titans, and thrown into Tartarus. (Hes. Theog. 507, &c., 514; Apollod. i. 2. § 3; Schol. ad Aeschyl. Prom. 347.)

2. A son of Ceuthonymus, a guard of the oxen of Pluto. (Apollod. ii. 5. § 10; comp. HERACLES.)

3. A son of Actor and Aegina, a step-brother of Aeacus, and husband of Polymele, by whom he became the father of Patroclus. He resided at Opus, and took part in the expedition of the Argonauts (Hom. Il. xi. 785, xvi. 14, xviii. 326). Some accounts call his mother Damocrateia, and a daughter of Aegina; and instead of Polymele they call his wife Sthenele or Periapis (Apollod. iii. 13. § 8; Schol. ad Pind. Ol. ix. 107; Strab. p. 425; comp. Val. Flacc. i. 407; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 112). When Patroclus, during a game, had slain the son of Amphidamas, Menoetius fled with him to Peleus in Phthia, and had him educated there (Hom. Il. xi. 770, xxiii. 85, &c.; Schol. ad Pind. Ol. ix. 104). Menoetius was a friend of Heracles. (Diod. iv. 39.)