(Ἔχετλος, Ἐχετλαῖος; Échetlos, Echetlaîos). A man of peasant demeanour who in the battle of Marathon killed many Persians with his plough (echétlē, ‘plough handle’) and subsequently disappeared. Because of an oracle, the Athenians worshipped him as the Hero Echetlaeus. On the painting of the battle of Marathon in the Stoa Poikile, he was depicted with a plough in his hand (Paus. 1,15,3; 32,5)
M. H. Jameson, The Hero Echetlaeus, in: TAPhA 82, 1951, 49-61
J. G. Szilágyi, s.v. Echetlos, LIMC 3.1, 677-678.