A son of Phylacus, and grandson of Deion and Clymene, or, according to others, a son of Cephalus and Clymene, the daughter of Minyas. He was married to Diomedeia or Astyoche, and was the father of Podarces and Protesilaus.1

He was, like the two other Iphicles, one of the Argonauts, and possessed large herds of oxen, which he gave to Melampus, who had given him a favorable prophecy respecting his progeny.2 He was also celebrated for his swiftness in racing, by which he won the prize at the funeral games of Pelias, but in those of Amarynceus he was conquered by Nestor.3



  1. Homer. Iliad ii, 705; xiii, 698; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.12; Pausanias. Description of Greece iv, 36.2; x, 29.2; Hyginus. Fabulae, 103.
  2. Homer. Iliad ii, 705; Odyssey xii, 289 ff.
  3. Pausanias. Description of Greece v, 17.4, 36.2; x, 29.2; Homer. Iliad xxiii, 636.


  • 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.