A son of Asclepius and Epione or Arsinoe, and a brother of Machaon, along with whom he led the Thessalians of Tricca against Troy.1 He was, like his brother, skilled in the medical art.2 On his return from Troy he was cast by a storm on the coast of Syros in Caria, where he is said to have settled.3

Podalirius was worshiped as a hero on Mount Dria.4



  1. Homer. Iliad ii, 729 ff.; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 10.8; Pausanias. Description of Greece iv, 31.9.
  2. Homer. Iliad xii, 832 ff.
  3. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 26.7, iii, 26.7.
  4. Strabo. Geography vi, p. 284.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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