A son of Aegimius, and brother of Pamphylus and Hyllus. The three tribes into which each Doric state was divided, derived their names from these three brothers, and were called accordingly Hylleis, Dymanes, and Pamphyli.

Dymas and Pamphylus were believed to have lived from the time of Heracles until the conquest of the Peloponnese, when both fell.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece vii, 16.3.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 8.3.
  • Scholiast on Pindar's Pythian Odes li, 121, where the third brother is called Dorus.
  • 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.