A son of Pygmalion and the statue into which life had been breathed by Aphrodite. From him the town of Paphus is said to have derived its name; and Pygmalion himself is called the Paphian hero.

The father of Cinyras, the founder of the temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, is likewise called Paphus.



  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 242.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses x, 290 ff.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 14.2.