Arestor (Greek: Ἀρέστωρ), son of Phorbas or Iasus, is a character from Greek mythology. In some accounts, he is the father of Argus Panoptes, who is therefore called Arestorides.[1] According to Pausanias,[2] Arestor was the husband of Mycene, the daughter of Inachus, from whom the city of Mycenae derived its name.

Some authors gave Arestor as the father of another Argus, the builder of the Argo.[3][4]


  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2.1.3, Ovid Metamorphoses 1.624.; scholia on Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1116
  2. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.16.4
  3. Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica, 1.112
  4. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 883

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Arestor. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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