A son of Ampyx or Ampycus by the nymph Chloris; and, because he was a seer, he is also called a son of Apollo by Himantes.1 He was one of the Lapiths of Oechalia or Titaeron (Thessaly), and one of the Calydonian hunters. He is also mentioned among the combatants at the wedding of Pirithous, and was a famous prophet among the Argonauts. He was represented on the chest of Cypselus.

He is said to have died in Libya by the bite of a snake, and to have been buried there by the Argonauts. He was afterwards worshiped as an oracular hero.2



  1. Hesiod. Shield of Heracles, 181; C. Valerius Flaccus. Argonautica i, 384; Statius. Thebaid iii, 521; comp. Orphic. Argonautica, 127.
  2. Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 80; iv, 1518 ff.; Tzetzes on Lycophron, 881.


  • Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 65.
  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 14.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses viii, 316, xii, 456.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece v, 17.4.
  • Pindar. Pythian Odes iv, 336.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Strabo. Geography ix, p. 443.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.