Paeon (son of Poseidon)

In Greek mythology, Paeon or Paion (Ancient Greek: Παίων, gen.: Παίονος) was a son of Poseidon by Helle, who fell into the Hellespont. In some legends he was called Edonus.[1] He was the brother of the giant Almops.[2]


  1. ^ Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Catasterismi 19; Hyginus, Poeticon astronomicon, 2.20; Smith, "Paeon 1.".
  2. ^ Smith, "Almops"


  • Grimal, Pierre, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1. "Helle" p. 190
  • Hyginus. The Myths of Hyginus, translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies, no. 34. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1960.
  • Pseudo-Eratosthenes, "The Constellations 19", in Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: a Sourcebook Containing the Constellations of Pseudo-Eratosthenes and the Poetic Astronomy of Hyginus, translated and edited by Theony Condos, Red Wheel/Weiser, 1997. ISBN 978-1-890482-93-0.
  • Smith, William, A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. Online at Perseus