According to the traditions, he is the son of Périérès (or of Œbale) and of Gorgophoné. Dispossessed of the throne of his father by his brother-in-law Hippocoon, he flees in Étolie where he marries Léda. He is reinstalled on the throne by Héraclès.
Having been allured by Zeus transformed into swan, Léda gives rise to two eggs. One contains Pollux and Helene, children of Zeus, and the other Clytemnestre and Castor, children of Tyndare. Tyndare and Léda will give birth to also Phœbé.
It receives at its court Ménélas, prince exiled of Mycènes. After this one married Helene, it bequeaths the kingdom of Sparte to him.
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