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Also known as Asterius. The son of Tectamus or Dorus and a daughter of Cretheus, was a king of Crete who married Europa after she had been seduced by Zeus. Asterion adopted the children of this liason, Minos, Sarpedon and Rhadamanthys (Table 28).


Table of Sources:
- Apollod. Bibl. 3, 1, 2
- Diod. Sic. 4, 60
- Scholia on Hom. Il. 12, 292.

As*te"ri*on (#), n. [Gr. starry.] Anat.

The point on the side of the skull where the lambdoid, parieto-mastoid and occipito-mastoid sutures.


© Webster 1913.

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