That is, friend of the people. Philolaus was one of the four sons of Minos by the nymph Paria. When Heracles and his companions stopped at Paros on his expedition against the Amazons, Philolaus attacked them but was killed.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 9.5; iii, 1.2.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.