In Greek mythology, the name Thessalus is attributed to three individuals, all of whom were considered possible eponyms of Thessaly.

  • Thessalus, son of Jason and Medea and the twin of Alcimenes. He escaped being murdered by his mother and, after the death of Acastus, became king of Iolcus.[1]
  • Thessalus, son of Heracles and Chalciope. He was the father of Antiphus, Pheidippus and Nesson.[2][3][4]
  • Thessalus, son of Haemon.[3]


  1. Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 54. 1 & 55. 3
  2. Bibliotheca 2. 7. 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 Strabo, Geography, 9. 5. 23
  4. Homer, Iliad, 2. 679
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