In Greek mythology, Cretheus (; Ancient Greek: Κρηθεύς Krētheus) was the king and founder of Iolcus, the son of Aeolus (son of Hellen) by either Enarete or Laodice. His wives were Tyro and either Demodice or Biadice. With Tyro, he fathered Aeson, Pheres, and Amythaon. When Cretheus found out that Tyro had an affair with Poseidon, he left her and married Sidero. He also had several daughters, namely Hippolyte, future wife of Acastus (otherwise known as Astydameia); Myrina, who married Thoas.
Cretheus, corrected as Cres, had an unnamed daughter, who became the mother of Asterius by Teutamus.
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