Achaeus (son of Xuthus)

Achaeus (Greek Ἀχαιός ) In Greek mythology, the eponymous hero of the Achaeans.

In the Libraries of Apollodorus, in Strabo and Pausanias, he is the son of Xuthus, the son of Hellen, and Creusa, daughter of Erechtheus. His brother is ion. After the expulsion of the Xuthus from Athens Achaeus here goes with him to Aigaialos, which was later named after him Achaia. In addition, there are several different genealogical information. Dionysius of Halicarnassus calls him the son of Poseidon and Larissa, Servius, the son of Jupiter and Phthia and in the scholium to Homer's Iliad he is called the son of Haemon, to have been formerly named after the Thessaly Haimonia. When his brothers here Pelasgos and Phthios be called. The sons of Achaeus are Archandros and Archiletes.