In Greek mythology, Autesion (Ancient Greek: Αὐτεσίων; gen.: Αὐτεσίωνος), was a king of Thebes. He was the son of Tisamenus, the grandson of Thersander and Demonassa and the great-grandson of Polynices and Argea.
Autesion is called the father of Theras and Argeia, by the latter of whom Aristodemus became the father of Eurysthenes and Procles. Autesion was a native of Thebes, where he had succeeded his father as king, but at the command of an oracle he went to Peloponnesus and joined the Dorians.
- Apollod. ii. 8. § 2; Paus. iii. 15. § 4, 3. § 3, ix. 5. § 8; Herod. iv. 147, vi. 52; Strab. viii. p. 347 (cited in Smith)
- Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 28.81
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Autesion". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. p. 446.