In Greek Mythology Perses was

a son of the Titan Crius and Eurybia, and husband of Asteria. by whom he became the father of Hecate. (Hes. Theog. 377, 409, , Apollod. i. 2.2, 4.)


a son of Perseus and Andromeda, is described as the founder of the Persian nation. (Herod. vii. 611; Apollod. ii. 4. § 5.)

Herodotus Book 7.

Xerxes, it is said, before he set forth on his expedition against Greece, sent a herald to Argos, who on his arrival spoke as follows: “Men of Argos, King Xerxes speaks thus to you. We Persians deem that the Perses from whom we descend was the child of Perseus the son of Danae, and of Andromeda the daughter of Cepheus. Hereby it would seem that we come of your stock and lineage.


a son of Helios and Perse, and brother of Aeetes and Circe. (Apollod. i. 9. § 28; Hygin. Fat. 244. A The Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius (iii. 200) calls him as well as Perses No. 1., Perseus, and king of Tauris. (Comp. Tzetz. ad Lyc. 1175.)

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