In Greek mythology, Crisus /ˈkrsəs/ or Crissus /ˈkrɪsəs/ (Ancient Greek: Κρῖσος) was a son of Phocus and twin brother of Panopeus. With Antiphateia, daughter of Naubolus, he became father of Strophius; thus he was the grandfather of Pylades.[1][2] He is also said to have founded the town of Crissa, which received its name from him.[3][4]


  1. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.29.4
  2. ^ Scholia on Euripides, Orestes, 33
  3. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1070
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Krîsa


  • Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library