A hero of Locri in Italy, was a son of Astycles or of the river god Caecinus. He was famous for his strength and skill in boxing, and delivered the town of Temessa from the evil spirit Polites, to whom a fair maiden was sacrificed every year. Euthymus himself disappeared at an advanced age in the river Caecinus.

He gained several victories at Olympia;1 and a statue of his at Olympia was the work of Pythagoras.2



  1. Olympian Odes, 74, 76, and 77.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece vi, 6.2, 10.2.


  • Aelian. Varia Historia viii, 18.
  • Eustathius on Homer, p. 1409.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Strabo. Geography vi, p. 255.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.