A daughter of king Sithon, in Thrace, fell in love with Demophon on his return from Troy to Greece. Demophon promised her, by a certain day, to come back from Athens and marry her, and as he was prevented from keeping his word, Phyllis hanged herself, but was metamorphosed into an almond-tree, just at the moment when at length Demophon came, and in vain embraced the tree.

In some of these passages we read the name of Acamas instead of Demophon.



  • Lucian. De Saltatione, 40.
  • Ovid. Heroides, 2.
  • Servius on Virgil's Eclogues v, 10.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Tzetzes on Lycophron, 495; comp. Hyginus. Fabulae, 59.

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