Oibalos (King of Sparta)
As the husband of the Gorgophone , the daughter of Perseus - after her marriage to Perieres the first widow who married a second time - he fathered Arene , Tyndareos and Ikarios , who would later become the father-in-law of Odysseus . According to other information, he fathered this as well as the hippocoon with the nymph Bateia . Also Peirene is of Pausanias called his daughter.
When Oibalos died, Hippocoon took the throne. A heroon was established for him in Sparta . His descendants are called Oibalids, and the Spartans are sometimes called that. He was the namesake of Oibalia , today's Taranto .
- Library of Apollodorus , 3, 117; 3, 123.
- Dictys cretensis , Ephemeris belli Troiani , 1, 9.
- Hesiod , Eoien , 199, 8.
- Hyginus Mythographus , Fabulae , 14, 78.
- Lycophron , Alexandra, 3, 1122.
- Ovid , Heroides , 16, 127.
- Pausanias , travels in Greece , 2, 2, 3; 2, 21, 7; 3, 1, 3; 3, 15, 10; 4, 2, 4.
- Michael Grant and John Hazel: Lexicon of ancient myths and shapes , dtv, ISBN 3-423-32508-9 .
- Robert von Ranke-Graves : Greek mythology - sources and interpretation , rororo, ISBN 3-499-55404-6 .
King of Sparta
13th century BC Chr.