Greek - A king of Crete. Son of Minos and Pasiphae. Father of Aerope, Altha(e)menes, Apemosyne and Clymene. Hoping to forestall the prophecy that one of his children would cause his death, he sold two of his daughters as slaves, but Nauplius, who was charged with selling them, gave Aerope to Atreus and married Clymene himself. His other daughter, Apemosyne, and his son, Athamenes, went to Rhodes. When in old age he tried to find his son, the Rhodians mistook his ship for a pirate vessel and Althamenes unwittingly killed his father. At times, referred to as Catreus.

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