In Greek mythology, Irus or Iros (/ɪrʌs/, Ancient Greek: Ἶρο) may refer to two individuals:

  • Irus, a son of Actor and father of Eurytion[1][2] and Eurydamas by Demonassa[3]. When the hero Peleus brought together many sheep and cattle and led them to him as blood money for the slaying of his son, Eurytion, Irus would not accept this price and sent the hero away.[4]


  1. ^ Orphic Argonautica, 179
  2. ^ Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica, 1.74
  3. ^ Hyginus. Fabulae, 14
  4. ^ Antoninus Liberalis. Metamorphoses, 38
  5. ^ Apd.Ep.7.32; Hom.Od.18.5ff