|Parents||Poseidon or Helios (father)
His grandson (fathered by Myles) was Eurotas. Eurotas had a daughter named Sparta,2 who would later marry Lacedaemon.3 Lacedaemon named the city of Sparta after his wife; however, the city's name would also be his own, as it was called either Lacedaemon or Sparta interchangeably.
Sources indicate that Perseus is a descendant of Lelex. Lelex’s great-granddaughter Sparta gave birth to a daughter named Eurydice (no relation to Orpheus’ Eurydice), who had married Acrisius, the king of Argos. Eurydice became the mother of Danaë, thus making her Perseus’ grandmother.4
|King of Sparta
C. 1600 BC