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PYLOS (Ancient city) MESSINIA
Alastor, an Argonaut, son of Neleus and Chloris. When Heracles took Pylos, Alastor and his brothers, except Nestor, were slain by him. (Apollod. i. 9.9; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. i. 156.) According to Parthenius (c. 13) he was to be married to Harpalyce, who, however, was taken from him by her father Clymenus.


A shepherd of Neleus. Apollo turned him to stone because he revealed that the god had stolen Neleus' cattle.

Battus (Battos), a shepherd of Neleus, who saw Hermes driving away the cattle he had stolen from Apollo. The god promised to reward him if he would not betray what he had seen. Battus promised on oath to keep the secret; but as Hermes mistrusted him nevertheless, he assumed a different appearance, returned to Battus, and promised him a handsome present, if he would tell him who had stolen the cattle of Apollo. The shepherd was tempted, and related all he knew, whereupon Hermes touched him with his staff, and changed him into a stone. (Ovid, Met. ii. 688, &c.; Anton. Lib. 22.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Sep 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Historic figures

Pylos or Pylas

Son of Cleson, king of Megara, claims kingdom against Nisus, receives Pandion and gives him his daughter to wife, slays his father's brother Bias, gives the kingdom to Pandion, and retires to Peloponnese, founds Pylos.

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