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Actaeus (Greek: Template:Polytonic) was the first king of Athens, according to Pausanias. He was the son of Erysichthon, father of Agraulus, and father-in-law to Cecrops, the second king of Athens. The tradition also states that he gave Attica its name before it was changed to Cecropia by Cecrops. Actaeus had three daughters - Agraulos, Herse, and Pandrosus - but no sons and was therefore succeeded by Cecrops, the husband of Agraulos.

According to Apollodorus, on the other hand, Cecrops was the first king of Attica, and the three daughters were his own.




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