This promise was duly kept, and xuthus the exile ruled over Athens.
Not long after, upon the death of xuthus, royalty was abolished, 1126.
Unprepared for this sudden attack he admitted his guilt, but pointed to the wife of xuthus as the instigator of the crime.
He tells us that, after the death of xuthus, Achus went with an army from gialus, and established himself in Thessaly.
Seeing an unwonted dejection in him xuthus learns the reason.
xuthus decides that Creusa must be deceived; he will say he has taken a fancy to Ion and wishes to adopt him.
Sobered by this, xuthus tries, with Ion's help, to think out what the god can mean by saying that this youth is his son.
The response was, that xuthus should regard the first person who met him on leaving the sanctuary as his son.
Creusa was then married to xuthus, who knew nothing of her adventure.