A son of Eurytus of Oechalia. He was one of the Argonauts. When some cattle were stolen from Euboea by Autolycus, Eurytus supposed that it was done by Heracles; but Iphitus did not believe it and went to Heracles and invited him to seek the kine with him. Heracles promised to do so and entertained him; but going mad again he threw him from the walls of Tiryns. After the murder of Iphitus, Heracles went to Hippocoon in Sparta in order to be cleansed, but he refused and this caused the enmity of Heracles towards the family of Hippocoon.



  • Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 86.
  • Homer. Odyssey xxi, 14 ff.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 15.3; x, 13.8.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 6.1.