The mighty son of Heracles by Deianeira,1 or, according to others by Melite2 or Omphale. After Heracles' death, Hyllus brought his father's body to Mount Oeta and constructed a funeral pyre, which was lit by Poeas. Heracles had commanded that Hyllus should marry Iole when he came of age,3 and by her he had four children: Cleodaeus,4 Evaechme,5 Aristaechme, and Hyllis.
Hyllus is the eponymous ancestor of the Dorian tribe of the Hylli (or Hylleans). He and his descendants are called the Heraclidae.
- Hyginus. Fabulae, 162; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 7.7.
- Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica iv, 538.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 7.7, 8.2.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 15.10; Plutarch. Pyrrhus, 1.
- ibid. iv, 2.1.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.