A surname of Zeus, which was derived either from Mount Laphystius in Boeotia, or from the verb φύξιος (phyxios): a third opinion is, that it signified "the voracious," in reference to the human sacrifices which were offered to him in early time.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 24.2; ix, 34.4.
- 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.