The son of Poseidon and Tyro. He was the twin brother of Pelias and contested with him for the crown. Neleus moved to Messenia and became king of Pylos. When Heracles visited him with the request of cleansing him from a blood-debt, Neleus refused. Heracles destroyed Pylos, and killed Neleus with all his sons, except for Nestor.
Ovid II, 689.