Car (Template:Lang-el), according to Pausanias, was the king of Megara and the son of Phoroneus (and Cerdo). The acropolis at Megara derived its name Caria from him.[1] Nothing to do with a modern day car though


  1. Smith, p. 607. CAR (Kap), a son of Phoroneus, and king of Megara, from whom the acropolis of this town de rived its name Caria. (Paus. i. 39. § 4, 40. § 5.) His tomb was shewn as late as the time of Pausa- nias, on the road from Megara to Corinth, (i. 44. § 9.) Another mythical personage of the name of Car, who was a brother of Lydus and Mysus, and was regarded as the ancestral hero of the Carians, is mentioned by Herodotus, (i. 171.) [L. S.]


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