A son of Poseidon and Alcyone, and king of Troezen, from whom the town of Hypereia derived its name.1 The island of Calauria, off the coast of Troezen, was likewise believed to have received from him the name of Hypereia.2

Stephanus Byzantinus3 and Eustathius4 call him a son of Lycaon.



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 30.7.
  2. Plutarch. Greek Questions, 19.
  3. s.v. Ὑπερησία.
  4. on Homer, pp. 291, 332


  • 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.