ASTERION or ASTERIUS
1. A son of Teutamus, and king of the Cretans, who married Europa after she had been carried to Crete by Zeus. He also brought up the three sons, Minos, Sarpedon, and Rhadamanthys whom she had by the father of the gods. (Apollodorus i)
2. A son of Cometes, Pyremus, or Priscus, by Antigone, the
daughter of Pheres. He is mentioned as
one of the Argonauts. (Argonautica) There are two more mythical
personages of this name, one a river-god [Acraea], and the second a son of Minos, who was
slain by Theseus.