"Bull-devourer." A citizen of Pheneus, son of Iapetus and Thornax, and husband of Promne. He received the wounded Iphicles, the brother of Heracles, into his house, and took care of him until he died from his wound. Buphagus was later shot by Artemis on Mount Pholoe because he attempted an unholy sin against her. The river Buphages received its name from this Arcadian hero.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 14.9, 27.17.