or AEETA, a son of Helios and Perseis. (Theogony of Hesiod 957.) According to others his mother's name was Persa or Antiope. He was a brother of Circe, Pasiphae, and Perses. He was married to Idyia, a daughter of Oceanus, by whom he had two daughters, Medeia and Chalciope, and one son, Absyrtus.
He was king of Colchis at the time when Phrixus brought thither the golden fleece. At one time he was expelled from his kingdom by his brother Perses, but was restored by his daughter Medeia.
AEETIS, AEETIAS and AEETINE, are patronymic forms from Aeetes,
and are used by Roman poets to designate his daughter