Scripts Ἄκαστος(Ancient Greek)
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Latinized form of Greek Ἄκαστος (Akastos), which is derived from Greek ἄκαστος (akastos) meaning "maple tree, maple wood". In Greek mythology, Acastus was the king of Iolcus, the oldest son of Pelias. He was one of the Argonauts. His consort Astydamea fell in love with Peleus, but when her love was unrequited, she slandered him with her husband. Acastus then tried to kill Peleus but Hermes intervened and Acastus' attempt failed.