SALMONEUS

ΣΑΛΜΩΝΕΥΣ

A son of Aeolus by Enarete, and a brother of Sisyphus. (Apollod. i. 7. § 3; Schol. ad Pind. Pyth. iv. 252.) He was first married to Alcidice and afterwards to Sidero; by the former wife he was the father of Tyro. (Hom. Od. xi. 235; Apollod. i. 9. § 8 ; Diod. iv. 68.) He originally lived in Thessaly, but emigrated to Elis, where he built the town of Salmone. (Strab. viii. p. 356.) He there went so far in his presumption and arrogance, that he deemed himself equal to Zeus, and ordered sacrifices to be offered to himself; nay, he even imitated the thunder and lightning of Zeus, but the father of the gods killed the presumptuous man with his thunderbolt, destroyed his town, and punished him in the lower world. (Apollod. i. 9. § 7; Lucian, Tim. 2; Virg. Aen. vi. 585, &c. ; Hygin. Fab. 60, 61, 250; Claudian, in Rufin. 514.)