A Thessalian, son of Deimachus, who together with his brothers Deileon and Phlogius joined Heracles in his expedition against the Amazons. But after having gone astray the two brothers dwelt at Sinope, until they joined the expedition of the Argonauts.1

He was subsequently regarded as the founder of Sinope, where he was worshiped as a god and had an oracle. After the conquest of Sinope by the Romans, his statue was carried from thence by Lucullus to Rome.2

It must be noticed that Hyginus3 calls him a son of Phrixus and Chalciope, and a brother of Phronius, Demoleon (2), and Phlogius.



  1. Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica ii, 955 ff.; Valerius Flaccsus, v, 115.
  2. Strabo. Geography xii, 546.
  3. Fabulae, 14.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.