Ardalus (Ancient Greek: Ἄρδαλος) was in Greek mythology a son of the god Hephaestus who was said to have invented the flute, and to have built a sanctuary of the Muses at Troezen, who derived from him the surname Ardalides or Ardaliotides.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Schmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Ardalus". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 274.
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