In Greek mythology, Oileus ((Οϊλέας ,Ὀῖλεύς , Ὀϊλεύς), or Oïleus was the King of Locris. His father was given as Odoedocus (whom Ajax succeeded as King of Locris) and his mother as Agrianome (otherwise unknown). Oileus's wife was Eriopis, who bore him a son named Ajax ( who is hence called Oilides, Oiliiades, and Ajax Oïlei) . Oileus was also the father of Medon, who is usually regarded as illegitimate; Medon's mother was said to be a nymph named Rhene, not Eriopis. Oileus was also an Argonaut.




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