PARRHASIUS

ΠΑΡΡΑΣΙΟΣ

1. A surname of Apollo, who had a sanctuary on Mount Lyceius, where an annual festival was celebrated to him as the epicurius, that is, the helper. (Paus. viii. 38. §§ 2, 6.)

2. A son of Lycaon, from whom Parrhasia in Arcadia was believed to have derived its name. (Steph. Byz. s. v.) Some call him a son of Zeus, and father of Arcas and Parus, from whom the island of Paros derived its name. (Serv. ad Aen. xi. 31; Steph. Byz. s. e. Paros.)