Greek - A king of Argos. Father of Psamathe. In some stories his daughter had a son, Linus, by Apollo, who was abandoned as a baby and eaten by the king's dogs. Some say the boy was found and reared by shepherds. When Apollo sent a plague, Crotopus realised that the god was angered by the treatment of his son and propitiated the god by ordering a dirge to be sung every year in honour of the child. Others say that he killed Psamathe as well. In other accounts Neleus is Psamathe's father and Linus has different parents. Also known as Crotopus.

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