The son of Autonous and Hippodamia, and brother to Acanthis, Eurodius, and Schoenous. He was attacked and eaten by his father's horses out of hunger. After his death he was transformed into a bird which imitates the neighing of a horse, but always flees from the sight of one.

The servant who failed to protect him was transformed into a white heron.



  • Antoninus Liberalis 7.
  • Pliny the Elder. Naturalis Historia x, 57.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.