Twelfth king of Argos, son of Lynceus and Hypermnestra, grandson of Danaus, and father of Acrisius and Proetus. When he informed his father of the death of Danaus, he was rewarded with the shield of his grandfather, which was sacred to Here. This shield performed various marvels, and the mere sight of it could subdue a river.
This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Oct 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
The people of Abae say that they came to Phocis from Argos , and that the city got its name from Abas, the founder, who was a son of Lynceus and of Hypermnestra, the daughter of Danails (Paus. 10,35,1).
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