A son of Hippolochus, and grandson of Bellerophon. He was a Lycian prince, and led his hosts from Xanthus to the assistance of Priam in the war with the Greeks.1 He was one of the most eminent heroes on the side of the Trojans, and connected with Diomedes by ties of hospitality, which shows a very early intercourse between the Greeks and Lycians.2

He was slain by Ajax, but his body was carried back to Lycia.3



  1. Homer. Iliad ii, 875; vi, 206; Herodotus. Histories i, 147.
  2. Homer. Iliad vii, 13; xii, 387; xiv, 426; xvi, 492 ff.; xvii, 140 ff.
  3. Quintus Smyrnaeus. Fall of Troy iii, 236; iv, 1 ff.


  • 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.