A son of Iphis, was, according to some traditions, one of the seven heroes who went with Adrastus against Thebes. He had to make the attack upon the Neitian gate, where he was opposed by Megareus.1 He is said to have won a prize in the foot-race at the Nemean games, and to have been killed by Leades.2

His statue stood at Delphi, among those of the other Argive heroes.3



  1. Aeschylus. Seven Against Thebes, 444 ff.; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 6.3.
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 6.4, 8.
  3. Pausanias. Description of Greece x, 10.2; Eustathius on Homer, p. 1042.


  • 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.