The son of Hyrtacus and Arisbe, and a companion of Aeneas. He was the bosom-friend of Euryalus, who was killed by the Rutulian troop-leader Volscens. Nisus avenged his friend's death by slaying Volscens. He then took his own life, and in a dying state threw himself upon the body of his friend and expired.



  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Virgil. Aeneid ix, 176 ff, 444.