A son of Phocus and Asteropaea, and brother of Crisus, with whom he is said to have quarrelled even when yet in his mother's womb. He accompanied Amphitryon on his expedition against the Taphians or Teleboans, and took an oath by Athena and Ares not to embezzle any part of the booty. But he broke his oath, and as punishment, his son Epeius became unwarlike. He is also mentioned among the Calydonian hunters.



  • Homer. Iliad xxiii, 665.
  • Lycophron. Alexandra, 935 ff.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses viii, 312.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 29.4; x, 4.1.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 4.7.
  • Scholiast on Euripides' Orestes, 33.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.