In Greek mythology, Cretheus, or Krêtheus ( Κρηθεὺς ) was the king and founder of Iolcus. His wives were Sidero, Tyro and either Demodice or Biadice. His parents were Aeolus and Enarete. With Tyro, he fathered Aeson, Pheres, and Amytheon.


Cretheus founded Iolcus and married Tyro, daughter of Salmoneus, by whom he had sons, Aeson, Amythaon, and Pheres Apollodorus, Library and Epitome 1.9.1126

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