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Arestor (Ancient Greek: Ἀρέστωρ, gen.: Ἀρέστορος), son of Phorbas or Iasus, is a character from Greek mythology. In some accounts, he is the father of Argus Panoptes, who is therefore called Arestorides.[1] According to Pausanias,[2] Arestor was the husband of Mycene, the daughter of Inachus, from whom the city of Mycenae derived its name.

Some authors gave Arestor as the father of another Argus, the builder of Argo.[3][4]


  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2.1.3, Ovid Metamorphoses 1.624.; scholia on Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1116
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.16.4
  3. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.112
  4. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 883

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLeonhard Schmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Arestor". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 277.