A son of Cercaphus and Cydippe or Lysippe, and grandson of Helios. He was a brother of Lindus and Cameirus, in conjunction with whom he possessed the island of Rhodes, where he was regarded as the founder of the town of Ialysus. Pindar calls him the eldest among the three brothers.


Ialysus was represented as a hero in a famous painting by Protogenes.



  • Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library v, 57.
  • Eustathius on Homer, p. 315.
  • Pindar. Olympian Odes vii, 74, with the Scholiast.
  • 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.