1. A son of Poseidon and Medusa, and consequently a brother of Pegasus. When Perseus cut off the head of Medusa, Chrysaor and Pegasus sprang forth from it. Chrysaor became by Callirrhoe the father of the three-headed Geryones and Echidna. ( Theogony of Hesiod 280)
2. The god with the golden sword or arms. In this sense it is
used as a surname or attribute of several divinities, such as
Apollo, Artemis and Demeter. We find Chrysaoreus as a surname of
Zeus with the same meaning, under which he had a temple in Caria,
which was a national sanctuary, and the place of meeting for the
national assembly of the Carians.