(ᾨλεύς/Ōileús). Mythological king of Locris , son of Hodoedocus and Agrianome or Laonome, the daughter of Perseon; also son of Apollo (Hyg. Fab. 161); son of Eriopis, father, by her, of 'Little' Ajax , also father of Medon (illegitimate, by Rhene). He was one of the Argonauts (Hom. Il. 2,726-728; 13,694-696, Apoll. Rhod. 1,74-76; Hes. Cat. 82). For the original form of the name (ιλεύς) and its meaning see .
1 W.A. Oldfather, s.v. O., RE 17, 2175-2187.
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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e829090>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510