Elatus was a son of Arcas by Leaneira and the nymph Chrysopeleia.


He was a brother of Azan and Apheidas, and a king of Arcadia. By his wife Laodice he had four sons, Stymphalus, Aepytus, Cyllen, and Pereus. He also had two other children, Ischys and Dotia.

He is said to have resided on mount Cyllene, and to have gone from thence to Phocis, where he protected the Phocians and the Delphic sanctuary against the Phlegyans, and founded the town of Elateia. A statue of his stood in the market-place of Elateia, and another at Tegea.




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