Amarynceus (Gr. Template:Polytonic) was in Greek mythology a chief of the Eleans, and a son of Onesimachus or of Acetor.[1][2] Ac­cording to Hyginus, Amarynceus himself joined the expedition against Troy with nineteen ships. Homer, on the other hand, only mentions Amarynceus' son Diores (Amarynceides) as partaking in the Trojan War.[3]

When Amarynceus died, his sons celebrated funeral games in his honor, in which Nestor took part.[4] According to Pausanias, Amarynceus had been of great service to Augeas against Heracles, in return for which Augeas shared his throne with him.[5][6]


  1. Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae 97
  2. Eustathius of Thessalonica, On Homer p. 303
  3. Homer, Iliad ii. 622, iv. 517
  4. Homer, Iliad xxiii. 629, &c.
  5. Pausanias, Description of Greece v. i. § 8
  6. Template:Cite encyclopedia


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