Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Evander, a son of Hermes and an Arcadian nymph, who being for some cause compelled to quit the country and his native town Pallantium, about sixty years before the date of the Trojan War, went to Italy with a colony of Pelasgians, slew the king of Preenest.e, and built another Pallantium at the foot of what was afterwards the Palatine hill, and proceeded to civilise Latium, introducing literature, agriculture, music, and the worship of his native Greek gods. AEneas is said to have been well received by him.