Agenor of Psophis

In Greek mythology, Agenor Agenor (/əˈnɔːr/; Ancient Greek: Ἀγήνωρ or Αγήνορι Agēnor; English translation: 'heroic, manly')[1] was a Psophian prince.


Agenor was the son of Phegeus, king of Psophis, in Arcadia.[2] He was the brother of Pronous and Arsinoe, who was married to, and later abandoned by, the Argive Alcmaeon.


When Alcmaeon wanted to give the celebrated necklace and peplos of Harmonia—which had formerly belonged to Arsinoe—to his second wife Calirrhoe, the daughter of Achelous, he was slain by Agenor and Pronous at the instigation of Phegeus. But when the two brothers came to Delphi, where they intended to dedicate the necklace and peplos, they themselves were killed by Amphoterus and Acarnan, the sons of Alcmaeon and Calirrhoe.[3]

Pausanias, who relates the same story, writes that the children of Phegeus were named Temenus, Axion, and Alphesiboea.[4]


  1. ^ ἀγήνωρ. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project
  2. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Agenor (5)", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 68, archived from the original on 2013-10-12, retrieved 2008-05-17
  3. ^ Apollodorus, 3.7.5
  4. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 8.24.10


  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Agenor (5)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.