A minor god in Greek mythology
, Aristaeus was made immortal by Gaia
. He was sometimes said to be a son of Uranus
, but usually of Apollo
. He became the patron god of cattle, fruit trees, hunting, husbandry and bee-keeping. He was also a culture-hero and taught humanity dairy skills and the use of nets and traps in hunting, as well as how to cultivate olives.
Aristaeus was chasing Eurydice when she was bitten by a snake and died.
Aristaeus of Marmora
was an Alexandrian Jew
of the second or third century BC