The friend of Cycnus. He brought Cycnus birds and a fierce lion he had tamed and when ordered to overcome a wild bull, he did so as well. However, since his love was spurned so often, he refused to grant Cycnus a last gift. Angered, Cycnus said "You will wish you had," and, to spite Phylius, attempted to commit suicide by jumping of a high cliff, but was changed into a swan.
- Ovid. Metamorphoses vii, 353-403.