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Manes of Lydia
Biographical record for Atys, a legendary king of Lydia
Manes is a legendary figure of the 2nd millennium BC who is attested by Herodotus in Book One of Histories to have been an early king of Lydia, then probably known as Maeonia. He was the father of Atys and the grandfather of Lydus, after whom the Lydian people were later named. Later, in Book Four, Herodotus states that Manes had another son called Cotys and, through him, a grandson called Asies, after whom the Lydians claimed that the continent of Asia is named. This genealogy is preserved by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, who named Callirhoe, daughter of Oceanus, as the mother of Cotys by Manes.