The son of Rhopalus, the son of Phaestus, and a descendant of Heracles. After the death of Zeuxippus he inherited his grandfather's kingdom, but Agamemnon led an army against Sicyon and Hippolytus. In terror of the army that was attacking him, Hippolytus agreed to become subject to Agamemnon and the Mycenaeans.

He was the father of Lacestades.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 6.7.