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In Roman and Greek mythology, Capys (/ˈkpɪs/; Ancient Greek: Κάπυς) was a name attributed to three individuals:

According to Roman sources,[4] in the Etruscan language the word capys meant "hawk" or "falcon" (or possibly "eagle" or "vulture").

Legendary titles
Preceded by
King of Alba Longa Succeeded by
Capetus Silvius


  1. ^ Virgil, Aeneid 2.35
  2. ^ Virgil, Aeneid 2.35-38
  3. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 1.71
  4. ^ Isaac Taylor Etruscan Researches (Macmillan and Co. 1874) p.317 referencing Servius