The name "Menoetius" literally means "defying fate" or "ruined strength"
- A Titan, son of Iapetus and Clymene, he had three brothers- Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus. He joined Cronus and the Titans in their unsuccessful war against the Olympian gods. Zeus killed him with a thunderbolt and sent him down to Tartarus.
- One of Hades' shepherds on Erythea. He told Geryon when Heracles stole Geryon's herd.
- Father of Patroclus and son of Actor. (Iliad, XI, 765)