He originally lived in Thessaly, but emigrated to Elis, where
he built the town of Salmone. He there went so far in his
presumption and arrogance, that he deemed himself equal to
Zeus, and ordered sacrifices to be
offered to himself; nay, he even imitated the thunder and
lightning of Zeus, but the father of the gods killed the
presumptuous man with his thunderbolt, destroyed his town, and
punished him in the lower world.