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In Greek mythology, Magnes (/ˈmæɡˌniːz/; Ancient Greek: Μάγνης) was a name attributed to :

Magnes, eponym and first king of Magnesia. He was the son of Zeus and Thyia or of Aeolus and Enarete.[1]

Magnes, a son of Argos and Perimele, and father of Hymenaeus; from him also a portion of Thessaly derived its name Magnesia.[2]

Magnes from Zakynthos, one of the suitors of Penelope. He was killed, along with the others, by Odysseus.[3]

Magnes the shepherd, possibly mythological, cited as the discoverer of natural magnetism

Notes

Hesiod. Catalogue of Women, Fragment 3
Antoninus Liberalis. Metamorphoses Chapter 23: Battus

Pseudo-Apollodorus. Epitome, 7.26-30

Genealogy of Hellenes

Prometheus Clymene Epimetheus Pandora
Deucalion Pyrrha
Hellen
Dorus Xuthus Aeolus
Tectamus Aegimius Achaeus Ion Makednos Magnes

References

Antoninus Liberalis, The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis translated by Francis Celoria (Routledge 1992). Online version at the Topos Text Project.
Hesiod, Catalogue of Women from Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, Homerica translated by Evelyn-White, H G. Loeb Classical Library Volume 57. London: William Heinemann, 1914. Online version at theio.com
Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. . Greek text .
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London (1873).

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