A king of the Lapiths, a son of Ares and Chryse, the daughter of Halmus, succeeded Eteocles, who died without issue, in the government of the district of Orchomenos, which he called after himself Phlegyantis.1 By Chryse he became the father of Coronis, who became by Apollo the mother of Asclepius. Enraged at this, Phlegyas set fire to the temple of the god, who killed him with his arrows, and condemned him to severe punishment in the lower world.

According to another tradition Phlegyas had no children, and was killed by Lycus and Nycteus.2 Strabo3 calls him a brother of Ixion.



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 36.1; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 5.5.
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 5.5.
  3. Geography ix, p. 442.


  • Homeric Hymns, xv, 3.
  • Pindar. Pythian Odes iii, 14.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 10.3; ii, 26.4.
  • Servius on Virgil's Aeneid vi, 618.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Statius. Thebaid i, 713.

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