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He was the son of Gaea and laid outstretched on the ground in Hades, covering nine roods, while two vultures devoured his liver as a punishment because he had tried to violate Leto (Od. 11.576 etc.). In the Odyssey (Od. 7.324) he resided in Euboea but according to the posterity he lived in Panopeus.
According to Apollodorus, he was the son of Zeus by Elare (Apollod. 1,4,1).

Tityus: Perseus Project

Son of Gaea, or of Zeus and Elara, the daughter of Orchomenus. He was a giant in Euboea. Instigated by Here, he attempted to offer violence to Artemis when she passed through Panopaeus to Pytho, but he was killed by the arrows either of Artemis or Apollo; according to others, Zeus destroyed him with a flash of lightning. He was then cast into Tartarus, and there he lay outstretched on the ground, covering nine acres, while two vultures (others say snakes) devoured his liver.
The daughter of Orchomenus or Minyus, and mother by Zeus of the giant Tityus. Through fear of Here, Zeus concealed her under the earth

The fable of Tityus

"And I saw Tityos, son of glorious Gaea, lying on the ground. Over nine roods he stretched, and two vultures sat, one on either side, and tore his liver, plunging their beaks into his bowels, nor could he beat them off with his hands. [580] For he had offered violence to Leto, the glorious wife of Zeus, as she went toward Pytho through Panopeus with its lovely lawns." (Homer, Odys. 11,576)

Greek heroes of the Trojan War

Epeius, Epeus

He was the son of Panopeus and constructed the Wooden Horse with the help of Athena (Od. 8.493). At the funeral games in the honour of the dead Patroclus, he defeated Euryalus in boxing, but was defeated in discus by Eetion (Il. 23.664 & 840).

Epeius. A son of Panopeus, called the artist, who went with thirty ships from the Cyclades to Troy. (Dict. Cret. i. 17.) About the close of the Trojan war, he built the wooden horse under the protection and with the assistance of Athena. (Od. viii. 492, xi. 523; Il. xxiii. 664, &c., 840; Paus. ii. 29.4.) According to Justin (xx. 2) the inhabitants of Metapontum, which he was believed to have founded, shewed in a temple of Athena the tools which he had used in constructing the horse. In the Homeric poems he appears as a mighty and gallant warrior, whereas later traditions assign to him an inferior place among the heroes at Troy. Stesichorus (ap. Eustath. ad Hom.; Athen. x.) called him the water-bearer of the Atreidae, and as such he was represented in the temple of Apollo at Carthea. His cowardice, further, is said to have been so great, that it became proverbial. (Hesych. s. v.) According to Virgil (Aen. ii. 264), Epeius himself was one of the Greeks concealed in the wooden horse, and another tradition makes him the founder of Pisa in Italy. (Serv. ad Aen. x. 179.) There were at Argos very ancient carved images of Hermes and Aphrodite, which were believed to be the works of Epeius (Paus. ii. 19. § 6), and Plato (Ion) mentions him as a sculptor along with Daedalus and Theodorus of Samos. Epeius himself was painted by Polygnotus in the Lesche of Delphi in the act of throwing down the Trojan wall, above which rose the head of the wooden horse. (Paus. x.26.1)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Epeios: Various WebPages

Greek leaders in the Trojan War


Son of Iphitus and Hippolyte, dwelt in a house in famous Panopeus, and was king over many men, slain by Hector (Il. 2.517, 17.305), suitor of Helen.


He was the son of Iphitus and Hippolyte, suitor of Helen and, according to tradition, he and his brother Schedius founded the city of Temessa in South Italy during their return from Troy.

Greeks of the Homeric Catalogue of Ships

Trojan War

Panopeus participated in the Trojan War and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.520). Homer calls the city "with its lovely lawns" (Od. 11.581) and "famous" (Il. 17.307). He also mentions that Schedius, son of Iphitus, "far the best of the Phocians", dwelt in Panopeus (Il. 17.307).



Iphitus. A son of Naubolus, and father of Schedius, Epistrophus, and Eurynome, in Phocis, was likewise one of the Argonauts. (Hom. Il. ii. 518, xvii. 306; Paus. x. 4. Β 1; Apollod. i. 9. Β 16; Apollon. Rhod. i. 207; Orph. Arg. 144.)



He was the son of Phocus, father of Epeius (Il. 23.665). He participated in the hunt of the Calydonian boar and joined Amphitryon in his expedition against the Taphians. He was said to be the founder of the city.


Father of Iphitus

Iphitus & Hippolyte

Son of Naubolus and Perineice, an Argonaut, father of Schedius & Epistrophus (Il. 2.517, 17.306).

Iphitus: Perseus Project

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