An ancient mythical king of Aricia and a favorite of Diana (dea Nemorensis), who, when he had died, called him to life and entrusted him to the care of the nymph Aegeria. The fact of his being a favorite of Diana (the Taurian goddess) seems to have led the Romans to identify him with the resurrected Hippolytus who, according to some traditions, had established the worship of Diana.



  • Ovid. Metamorphoses xv, 545.
  • Servius on Virgil's Aeneid vii, 761.
  • 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.