Macar was also one of the Heliadae, a son of Rhodus and Helios. Macar, along with his brothers, Triopas, Actis and Candalus, were jealous of a fifth brother, Tenages's, skill at science. They killed him. Macar escaped to Lesbos.
Other traditions claim Macar was a son of Crinacus.
It is uncertain to what degree these three Macars, sons of Crinacus, Aeolus and Helios, are the same person. It is also not known if any of these Macars are the one who accompanied Odysseus on the Odyssey. Ovid XIV, 159