king of Arne in Ioeotia, and husband of Philomedusa, is called in the Iliad vii the club, because he fought with no other weapon but a club. He fell by the hand of the Arcadian Lycurgus, who drove him into a narrow defile, where he could not make use of his club.
Erythalion, the friend of Lycurgus, wore the armour of Areithous in the Trojan war.
The tomb of Areithous was shewn in Arcadia as late as the time
of Pausanias. There is another mythical personage of this name in