Areus (mythology)


In Greek mythology, Areus or Areos (Ancient Greek: Ἀρέως means 'the spring of Ares') was a son of Ampyx, descendant of King Amyclas of Laconia. Through his son Agenor, Areus was the ancestor of Patreus who founded Patras.[1]


  1. ^ Pausanias, 7.18.5 (Achaica)


  • Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
  • Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.