A tyrant of Thebes, called by some a son of Poseidon, though Euripides1 calls him a son of Lycus, but makes him come to Thebes from Euboea. In the absence of Heracles, Lycus had attempted to destroy Megara and her children by Heracles, and killed Creon, king of Thebes, but on the return of Heracles he was killed by him.
- Hyginus. Fabulae, 32.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
- Tzetzes on Lycophron, 38.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.