That is, the woodman. The name of an Arcadian centaur, who was slain by Atalanta, when, in conjunction with Rhoecus, he pursued her.1 According to Propertius2 Hylaeus had also attacked and severely wounded Meilanion, the lover of Atalante.3

According to some legends, Hylaeus fell in the fight against the Lapiths, and others again said that he was one of the centaurs slain by Heracles.4



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 9.2; Callimachus. Hymn to Artemis, 221; Aelian. Varia Historia xiii, 1.
  2. i, 1, 13.
  3. Comp. Ovid. Ars Amatoria ii, 191.
  4. Virgil. Georgics ii, 457; Servius on Virgil's Aeneid viii, 294; comp. Horace. Odes ii, 12, 5.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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