Sichaeus, in Phoenician mythology, was the husband of Dido, queen of Carthage, whose brother Pygmaion caused him to be murdered for his treasure. The disembodied spirit revealed the place in which the treasure was concealed to the widow and bade her flee. She accordingly landed in Africa, and founded Carthage (Virgil, AEneid, i, 347, etc.; 4:20, 502, etc.; 6:474). Justin (xviii, 4) gives the name Acerbos to Dido's husband, and states that Pygmalion himself was the murderer; that Dido fled his kingdom in order to escape from the scene which fed her grief, and that she was obliged to use stratagem to induce her attendants to refrain from delivering her up to the king. After touching at Cyprus, the final settlement was made at Carthage.