STHENELUS

ΣΘΕΝΕΛΟΣ

1. One of the sons of Aegyptus and husband of Sthenele. (Apollod. ii. 1. § 5.)

2. A son of Melas, who was killed by Tydeus. (Apollod. i. 8. § 5; comp. OENEUS.)

3. A son of Perseus and Andromeda, and husband of Nicippe, by whom he became the father of Alcinoë, Medusa, and Eurystheus. (Hom. Il. xix. 116; Ov. Her, ix. 25, Met. ix. 273; Apollod. ii. 4. § 5, &c.) He was slain by Hyllus, the son of Heracles. (Hygin. Fab. 244.)

4. A son of Androgeos and grandson of Minos ; he accompanied Heracles from Paros on his expedition against the Amazons, and together with his brother Alcaeus he was appointed by Heracles ruler of Thasos. (Apollod. ii. 5. § 9; comp. Apollon. Rhod. ii. 911, who confounds him with No. 5.)

5. A son of Actor, likewise a companion of Heracles in his expedition against the Amazons; but he died and was buried in Paphlagonia, where he afterwards appeared to the Argonauts. (Apollon. Rhod. ii. 911.)

6. A son of Capaneus and Evadne, belonged to the family of the Anaxagoridae in Argos, and was the father of Cylarabes (Hom Il. v. 109; Paus. ii. 18. § 4, 22. § 8, 30. in fin.); but, according to others, his son's name was Cometes. (Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 603, 1093 ; Serv. ad Aen. xi. 269.) He was one of the Epigoni, by whom Thebes was taken (Hom. Il. iv. 405; Apollod. iii. 7. § 2), and commanded the Argives under Diomedes, in the Trojan war, being the faithful friend and companion of Diomedes. (Hom. Il. ii. 564, iv. 367, xxiii. 511; Philostr. Her. 4 ; Hygin. Fab. 175.) He was one of the Greeks concealed in the wooden horse (Hygin. Fab. 108), and at the distribution of the booty, lie was said to have received an image of a three-eyed Zeus, which was in aftertimes shown at Argos. (Paus. ii. 45. § 5, viii. 46. § 2.) His own statue and tomb also were believed to exist at Argos. (ii. 20. § 4, 22. in fin.; comp. Horat. Carm. i. 15. 23, iv. 9. 20; Stat. Achill. i. 469.)

7. The father of Cycnus, was metamorphosed into a swan. (Ov. Met. ii. 368.)