Agrius

Agrius or Agrios (Ancient Greek: Ἄγριος), in Greek mythology, is a name that may refer to:

  • A son of Parthaon, king of Calydon in Aetolia, and Euryte; he was the brother of Oeneus (who succeeded his father as king of Calydon), Alcathous, Melas, Leucopeus, and Sterope. He was father of six sons, including Melanippus and Thersites, who overthrew Oeneus and gave the kingdom to their father. Agrius and his sons were themselves overthrown by Diomedes, who reinstated Oeneus as king. All the sons except Thersites were killed by Diomedes. The Bibliotheca places these events before the expedition of the Greeks against Troy, while Hyginus states that Diomedes, when he heard, after the fall of Troy, of the misfortune of his grandfather Oeneus, hastened back and expelled Agrius, who then committed suicide; according to others, Agrius and his sons were all slain by Diomedes.
  • A son of Odysseus by Circe and a brother of Latinus and Telegonus, mentioned only in Hesiod's Theogony.
  • One of the Gigantes, enemies of the Olympian gods. He, together with Thoon, was clubbed to death by Moirai with maces made from bronze.
  • One of the Centaurs who Heracles fought with.
  • One of the suitors of Penelope, from Dulichium.
  • One of Actaeon's dogs.

The city of Agrinio, the largest city in Aetolia, took its name from Agrius.

Other articles related to "agrius":

Diomedes - Early Myths
... in order to avoid being persecuted by his uncle Agrius ... politics (his father’s homeland), and when the sons of Agrius (led by Thersites) put Oeneus (Diomedes’ grandfather) in jail and their own father on the throne, Diomedes decided to ... the traitors except Thersites, Onchestus (who escaped to Peloponnesus) and Agrius (who killed himself) restoring his grandfather to the throne ...
Sphingidae Species List - Subfamily Sphinginae - Genus Agrius
... Agrius cingulata (Pink-Spotted Hawkmoth) Agrius convolvuli Agrius godarti Agrius luctifera Agrius rothschildi ...
Agrius (moth) - Species
... Agrius cingulata (Fabricius, 1775) (South, Central America) Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758) (Eurasia, Africa, Australia) Agrius cordiae Riotte, 1984 (Marshall ...
Agrius Godarti
... Agrius godarti is a moth in the family Sphingidae which is found inland in the northern half of Australia, including Queensland and New South Wales ... It is similar to Agrius convolvuli, but there is slight sexual dimorphism (the forewing of the female is paler than that of the male), the lateral abdominal ...