The son of Aphrodite and Butes, king of the Elymi on Sicily. He was a famous boxer and even challenged Heracles to a fight, an action that led to his death.1 Another tradition tells that he was turned to stone by Perseus with the head of Medusa,2 but this may be a different character.

A town and a mountain in western Sicily are named after him. His daughter is Psophis.



  1. Virgil. Aeneid v, 392; 412 ff.
  2. Ovid. Metamorphoses v, 195 ff.


  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 24.2.