In Greek mythology, Myles (/ˈmlz/; Ancient Greek: Μύλης means 'mill-man') was an ancient king of Laconia. He was the son of the King Lelex and possibly the naiad Queen Cleocharia, and brother of Polycaon. Myles was the father of Eurotas who begotten Sparta after whom the city of Sparta was named.

Myles
King of Laconia
Member of the Sparta Royal Family
PredecessorLelex
SuccessorEurotas
AbodeLelegia (later called Laconia)
Personal information
ParentsLelex and ?Cleocharia
SiblingsPolycaon
ChildrenEurotas

MythologyEdit

After Lelex's death, Myles ruled over Laconia, and later on, following his own death, his son Eurotas succeeded him.[1] Myles was said to be the first mortal to invent a mill and ground corn in Alesiae.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pausanias. "Sparta, mythical history". Description of Greece, translated by WHS Jones.
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Sparta Succeeded by