Greek - A king of the Taphians. Son of Poseidon and Hippothöe. Father of Comaetho. Pterelaus had a single golden hair in his head which preserved his own life and his kingdom. Amphitryon invaded his kingdom to avenge the death of the sons of Electryon, his wife's brothers, at the hands of the Taphians some years before. Comaetho, the daughter of Pterelaus fell in love with Amphitryon and cut off her father's golden hair. Pterelaus died and his kingdom fell into the hands of the invaders. Amphitryon rejected the love of Comaetho and killed her. Sometimes known as Pterelaus, Pterelaos or Pterelaos.

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