Like every island of the estate, the sim gets his name from a male lover of Herakles (Hercules in Latin). Abderos was son of Hermes. He was a lover and companion of Herakles in the 12 labors of the greek hero. The eighth labor consisted for Herakles to fetch the man-eating mares from King Diomedes of Bistonia, a thracian tribe. After he captured the mares, the Bistonians attacked the camp and Herakles enthrusted the mares to Abderos. He was dragged around and devoured by them while Herakles fighted and killed the King. According to other sources Herakles captured the King and fed Diomedes to the beasts.
Abderos is a mature residential sim. It is made of 3 residential islands. It is a homestead sim. See also Hylas, the first sim full sim of the estate.