In Greek mythology, Melaneus (/ˈmɛlənˌjuːs/; Ancient Greek: Μελανεύς) may refer to the following personages:
- Melaneus, son of Apollo and husband of Oechalia.
- Melaneus, counted among the Ethiopian chiefs and was in the court of Cepheus at the time of the fight between Perseus and Phineus, and was killed during the same fight.
- Melaneus, an Indian, whose shape Hera took to warn Astraeis, and Indian captain during Dionysus' Indian War.
- Melaneus, joined, along with his father and brothers, Deriades against Dionysus in the Indian War. He was son of Aretus and Laobie and thus brother of Lycus, Myrsus, Glaucus and Periphas.
- Melaneus, a centaur mentioned by Ovid among many others who fought in the battle between the Lapiths and the centaurs.
- Melaneus, father of Autonous, the father of Anthus, Erodius, Schoenous, Acanthus and Acanthis by Hippodamia.
- Melaneus, a Trojan warrior and brother of Alcidamas. He was killed by Neoptolemus, Achilles' son, during the Trojan War.
- Melaneus, father of Amphimedon, one of the suitors of Penelope.
- Melaneus, one of Actaeon's dogs.
- ^ Antoninus Liberalis, 4 as cited in Nicander's Metamorphoses
- ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 5.128
- ^ Nonnus, 14.304
- ^ Nonnus, 26.250 ff.
- ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 12.306
- ^ Antoninus Liberalis, 7 as cited in Boeus' Ornithogonia
- ^ Quintus Smyrnaeus, 8.77
- ^ Homer, Odyssey 24.103
- ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.206 ff; Hyginus, Fabulae 181
- Antoninus Liberalis, The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis translated by Francis Celoria (Routledge 1992). Online version at the Topos Text Project.
- Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
- Homer, The Odyssey with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, PH.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1919. ISBN 978-0674995611. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
- Nonnus of Panopolis, Dionysiaca translated by William Henry Denham Rouse (1863-1950), from the Loeb Classical Library, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1940. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
- Nonnus of Panopolis, Dionysiaca. 3 Vols. W.H.D. Rouse. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1940–1942. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses translated by Brookes More (1859-1942). Boston, Cornhill Publishing Co. 1922. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses. Hugo Magnus. Gotha (Germany). Friedr. Andr. Perthes. 1892. Latin text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Quintus Smyrnaeus, The Fall of Troy translated by Way. A. S. Loeb Classical Library Volume 19. London: William Heinemann, 1913. Online version at theio.com
- Quintus Smyrnaeus, The Fall of Troy. Arthur S. Way. London: William Heinemann; New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1913. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.