A son of Poseidon and Astypalaea, was king of Cos, and was killed by Heracles who on his return from Troy landed in Cos, and being taken for a pirate, was attacked by its inhabitants.1

According to another tradition Heracles attacked the island of Cos, in order to obtain possession of Chalciope, the daughter of Eurypylus, whom he loved.2



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 7.1, 8.
  2. Scholiast on Pindar's Nemean Odes iv, 40; comp. Homer. Iliad ii, 676; xiv, 250 ff.; xv, 25.


  • 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.