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In Greek mythology, Antiphates (/ænˈtɪfətz/; Ancient Greek: Ἀντιφάτης) is the name of five characters.

  1. Antiphates, King of the Laestrygones, a mythological tribe of gigantic cannibals. He was married and had a daughter. When he was visited by a scouting party sent by Odysseus, he ate one of the men on the spot and raised a hue-and-cry to ensure most of the rest of Odysseus' company would be hunted down.
  2. Antíphates, a Trojan warrior, slain by Leonteus.[1]
  3. Antiphatês, son of Melampus and Iphianeira, the daughter of Megapenthes. He married Zeuxippe, the daughter of Hippocoon. Their children were Oecles and Amphalces.[2][3]
  4. Antiphates, one of Greek warriors who hid in the Trojan horse.[4]
  5. Antiphates, son of Sarpedon. Who accompanied Aeneas to Italy where he was killed by Turnus.[5]


  1. ^ Homer, Iliad (Project Gutenberg)
  2. ^ Diodorus Siculus, 4.68.5.
  3. ^ Homer. Odyssey, 15.238
  4. ^ Tryphiodorus. The Taking of Ilios, 152.
  5. ^ Virgil. Aeneid, 9.697.