- the herdsman of Priam who raised Paris.
- a son of Hercules and Omphale.
- (in the Iliad) a son of Phradmon who was killed by Diomedes.
- (in the Odyssey) one of the suitors of Penelope.
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Examples from the Web for agelaus
"I am Paris, the foster-son of Agelaus the herdsman," he answered.
Now one who was called Agelaus stood forward, and directed the wooers to cast spears at Odysseus.The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy
With these words he picked up the sword that Agelaus had dropped when he was being killed, and which was lying upon the ground.The Odyssey
When he heard that Agelaus had given him to be a prize in the games, he waxed exceeding wrath.
On the sixth day Agelaus passed that way once more, looking to find the child dead, if any trace of him remained.