Actor (Greek Ἄκτωρ, Άκτωρ ) is a very common name in Greek mythology. Here is a selection of characters that share this name (which means 'leader', from the verb άγω: to lead or carry, to convey, bring):

1. A king of Phthia, said to be son of King Deion of Phocis and Diomede, or of King Myrmidon and Peisidice, daughter of Aeolus. Some say that Actor died childless, but others say that he is the father of Eurytion, his successor.

2. Actor, son of Deion and Diomede, daughter of Xuthus. This Actor married Aegina, daughter of the river god Asopus, and had several children, among them Menoetius. Menoetius was counted among the Argonauts, and was the father of Patroclus (Achilles' best friend or lover).

3. Actor, son of Azeus, son of Clymenus, was ruler of the Minyans of Orchomenus. He was father of Astyoche, who was seduced by the war-god Ares, and bore him twin sons, named Ascalaphus and Ialmenus. This last two led the Minyan contingent to the Trojan War.

4. Actor, son of Phorbas and king of Elis, founded the city of Hyrmina, which he named after his mother Hyrmina. Actor married Molione and became by her father of the twins known as the Molionides (Cteatus and Eurytus).

5. Actor, son of Hippasus, one of the Argonauts.

6. Actor, son of Oenops. He was among the defenders of the Borraean Gate at Thebes when the Seven Against Thebes attacked the city.

7. Actor, father of Sthenelus. Sthenelus followed Heracles in his campaign against the amazons and was killed by them.

8. Actor, one of the companions of the exiled Aeneas.

9. Actor, father of Echecles, the man who received Polymele and her son Eudorus in his home. Eudorus became commander of a company of Myrmidons during the Trojan war.

10. Actor, a warrior in the army of the Seven Against Thebes. He saw when the chasm opened in the earth that swallowed Amphiaraus.

11. Actor, was a Lapith. He was killed by the Centaur Clanis.

The many Epeians on board were commanded
by Amphimachus, son of Cteatus, and Thalpius,   
son of Eurytus, descended both from Actor. 
Iliad Book 2

And I'd have slaughtered both the Molines,      
Actor's descendants, but their father,
the wide-ruling shaker of the earth, Poseidon, 
with a thick concealing mist let them escape.

Iliad Book 11

But Hector's spear hit Amphimachus, son of Cteatus,
Actor’s son, in the chest, as he was coming up,
about to join the battle.
Iliad Book13

I was beaten only in the chariot race
by the two sons of Actor.  They pushed ahead,
for there were two of them, both really keen   
to win, because they'd set the greatest prize  
for that particular race.  They were two twins.

Iliad Book 23


Actor and his sons had a share in the kingdom and were natives of the country. For the father of Actor was Phorbas, son of Lapithus, and his mother was Hyrmina, daughter of Epeius. Actor named after her the city of Hyrmina, which he founded in Elis.

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