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In Greek mythology, Iasus (Ancient Greek: Ἴασος) or Iasius (Ancient Greek: Ἰάσιος) was the name of several individuals:

  • Iasus, king of Argos. His genealogy is confused; according to different sources, he was:
  • Iasus (Iasius), father of Atalanta[9] by Clymene, daughter of Minyas; he was the son of King Lycurgus of Arcadia by either Eurynome or Cleophyle. His brothers were Ancaeus, Epochus and Amphidamas.[10][11]
  • Iasus (Iasius), one of the Dactyli[12] or Curetes.[13]
  • Iasius, son of Eleuther and father of Chaeresilaus.[14]
  • Iasus, son of Sphelus (himself son of Bucolus), leader of the Athenians, was killed by Aeneas in the Trojan War.[15]
  • Iasus, king of Cyprus, father of Dmetor. In the Odyssey, he appears in a story told (and made up) by Odysseus.[16]
  • Iasus, father of Palinurus[17] and Iapis.[18]
  • Iasus, father of Phaedimus. His son was killed by Amyntas in the battle of Seven Against Thebes.[19]
  • Iasus, father of Nepeia, who married King Olympus and gave her name to the plain of Nepeia near Cyzicus.[20]
  • Iasus (Iasius), possible father of Amphion.[21][22]
  • Iasius, winner of the horse-racing contest at the Olympic games held by Heracles.[23]
  • Iasius, same as Iasion.[24]


  1. Scholia on Homer, Iliad, 3. 75
  2. Eustathius on Homer, 385. 40
  3. Scholia on Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1116; on Orestes, 932
  4. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 1. 3
  5. Scholia on Odyssey, 18. 246
  6. Eustathius of Thessalonica on Iliad, 1845
  7. Pausanias, Desription of Greece, 2. 16. 1
  8. Scholia on Euripides, Orestes, 932
  9. Callimachus, Hymn to Artemis, 217
  10. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 9. 2
  11. Hyginus, Fabulae, 70 & 99
  12. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5. 14. 7
  13. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5. 7. 6
  14. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 20. 2
  15. Homer, Iliad, 15. 332, 338
  16. Homer, Odyssey, 17. 443
  17. Virgil, Aeneid, 5. 843
  18. Virgil, Aeneid, 12. 392
  19. Statius, Thebaid, 8. 438
  20. Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 1116
  21. Homer, Odyssey, 11. 233
  22. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 36. 8
  23. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 48. 1
  24. The form "Iasion" was also used by Pausanias and Aelian to refer to the father of Atalante.


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