A son of Lycaon and brother of Daunus and Peucetius, who went as leaders of a colony to Italy.1 According to others, Iapyx was a Cretan, and a brother of Icadius,2 or a son of Daedalus and a Cretan woman, from whom the Cretans who migrated to Italy derived the name of Iapyges.3



  1. Antoninus Liberalis, 31.
  2. Servius on Virgil's Aeneid iii, 332.
  3. Strabo. Geography vi, pp. 279, 282; Athenaeus, xii, p. 523; Herodotus. Histories vii, 170; Heyne οn Virgil's Aeneid xii, 247.


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

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