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Elieus ( ancient Greek Ἐλιεύς ) is a person from Greek mythology .

He is the son of the Boiotic river god Kephissus . His wife is Skias and their son is Eunostus , who was revered as a hero in Tanagra . When Eunostus rejects Ochna's love , she accuses Eunostus of having done violence to her brothers Ochemus , Leon and Bukolus . The brothers then kill him, which is why Elieus has them captured. After Ochna confessed the truth and threw herself off a rock out of remorse, Elieus releases her.

The lexicographer Hesychios of Alexandria mentions the name Elieus as a nickname for Zeus in the Boiotic city of Thebes, not far from Tanagra .



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