In Greek mythology, the name Butes referred to four different people.

  • Son of Pandion and Zeuxippe. He was a priest of Poseidon and Athena and was worshipped as a hero by the Athenians. for example in the Erechtheion (or Erechtheum): There is also a building called Erechtheum; and before the entrance is an altar of Zeus Hypatos, where they offer nothing that has life, but it is their custom to place cakes thereon and not even to add any wine. On entering there are altars, one of Poseidon on which they also make offerings to Erechtheus in consequence of an oracle, another of the hero Butes, and a third of Hephaestus. Paton, J. M., ed. The Erechtheum. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1927

  • Aphrodite's lover and a Sicilian king. He was the father of Eryx by Aphrodite.

  • Boreas' son. He offended Dionysus and was made insane.

  • An Argonaut, son of Teleon.

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