PHEGEUS

ΦΗΓΕΥΣ

1. A brother of Phoroneus, and king of Psophis in Arcadia. The town of Phegeia, which had before been called Erymanthus, was believed to have derived its name from him. Subsequently, however, it was changed again into Psophis (Steph. Byz. s. v. Phêgeia Paus. viii. 24. § 1). He is said to have been the father of Alphesiboea or Arsinoe, Pronous, and Agenor, or of Temenus and Axion (Paus. vi. 17. § 4, viii. 24. § 4, ix. 41. § 2; Apollod. iii. 7. § 6); and to have purified Alcmaeon after he had killed his mother, but was slain by the sons of Alcmaeon. (Apollod. l. c. ; comp. ALCMAEON.)

2. A son of Dares, priest of Hephaestus at Troy, was slain by Diomedes. (Hom. Il. v. 9, &c.)

3. One of the companions of Aeneias. (Virg. Aen. xii. 371.)