A son of Myles and grandson of Lelex. He was the father of Sparta, the wife of Lacedaemon, and is said to have carried the waters, stagnating in the plain of Lacedaemon, into the sea by means of a canal, and to have called the river which arose therefrom after his own name, Eurotas
Apollodorus (Apollodorus iii) calls him a son of Lelex by the nymph Cleochareia, and in Stephanus of Byzantium his mother is called Taygete.
Eurotas, the classic name of the Iri, a river of Greece, which
flows past Sparta and discharges into the Gulf of Laconia, 30 m.