SARON

ΣΑΡΩΝ

A mythical king of Troezene, who built a sanctuary of Artemis Saronia on the sea-coast. Once while chasing a stag into the sea he was drowned, and his body, which was washed on shore in the grove of Artemis, was buried there, and the gulf between Attica and Argolis was, from this circumstance, called the Saronic Gulf. (Paus. ii. 30. § 7.) Near Troezene there was a little town called Saron (Steph. Byz. s. v.), and Troezene itself is said at one time to have been called Saronia. (Eustath. ad Hom. p. 287; comp. Schol. ad Eurip. Hipp. 1190.)