Perieres was a son of Aeolus and Enarete. He married Gorgophone and she bore him Aphareus and Leucippus. Another Perieres was the charioteer of Menoeceus. The first element of the name seems to mean 'round' {peri), but the question is 'round what?' or 'surrounded by what?'. Perhaps the second half of the name derives from ercos, 'entrenchment', 'bulwark'. 'Surrounded by bulwarks' is certainly a good 'protective' name.