A son of Phylas by a daughter of Iolaus, and a great-grandson of Heracles. When the Heraclidae, on their invading the Peloponnese, were encamped near Naupactus, Hippotes killed the seer Carnus, in consequence of which the army of the Heraclidae began to suffer very severely, and Hippotes by the command of an oracle was banished for a period of ten years (see Carneius).

He seems to be the same as the Hippotes who was regarded as the founder of Cnidus in Caria.1



  1. Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library v, 9, 53; Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1388.


  • Conon. Narratives, 26.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 4.3, 13.3.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 8.3.
  • Scholiast on Theocritus, v, 83.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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