In Greek mythology, Ardeas or Ardeias (Ancient Greek: Ἀρδείας) was a son of Odysseus and Circe. He was said to have founded Ardea, a city in Latium, although others suggest Ardea was founded by Danae.
Xenagoras (historian) writes that Odysseus with Circe had three sons, Romos (Ancient Greek: Ῥώμος), Anteias (Ancient Greek: Ἀντείας) and Ardeias (Ancient Greek: Ἀρδείας), who built three cities and called them after their own names. The city that the Romos founded was the Rome.
- Hesiod, Theogony, lines 1011-1016.
- Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, 1.72.5