There are three characters named Palaemon in Greek mythology:

Palaemon 1

This was the birth name given to the Greek hero Heracles and the name he used until the Pythoness at Delphi first addressed him as Herakles when he sought a cure for his madness. (Robert Graves, Greek Myths 122.d.)

Palaemon 2

The Greek hero Melicertes, the son of the Boeotian prince Athamas and Ino, daughter of Cadmus was later called Palaemon.

Palaemon 3

One of the Argonauts, a son of Hephaestus and a mortal, was named Palaemon.

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