Saron ( Greek Σάρων ) was the third king of Troizen in the region of Eastern Peloponnese in Greek mythology . He followed Althepos to the throne. The name of his successor has not been passed down. He built a temple for the Saronic Artemis on Lake Psifaean.
According to legend, while hunting a hind , Saron fell into the Psifean Sea and drowned. When his body was found on the beach, it was buried in the Artemis sanctuary by the lake. The Gulf , where he drowned, was after him Saronic Gulf and the islands in the Saronic Islands called. His heroon was supposed to be near the Psifaean lake at Kaloni and Metamorphosi . He was worshiped there and on the Bosporus as a sea demon.
A city and a river in Troizen are said to be named after him. The city of Troizen itself is said to have been called Saronia.
- Otto Höfer : Saron . In: Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher (Hrsg.): Detailed lexicon of Greek and Roman mythology . Volume 4, Leipzig 1915, Col. 387-389 ( version ).
- Hans von Geisau: Saron . In: The Little Pauly . Volume 4, Col. 1559