Ceyx (father of Hippasus)

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In Greek mythology, Ceyx was a king of Trachis in Thessaly. He received Heracles,[1] and Heracles's sons later fled to him.[2] Some accounts make him Amphitryon's nephew, with Heracles building Trachis for him.[3] Muller supposes that the marriage of Ceyx and his connection with Heracles were the subjects of ancient poems.[4]

Ceyx befriended Heracles and offered him protection against King Eurystheus. Ceyx's son Hippasus accompanied Heracles on his campaign against King Eurytus of Oechalia, during which Hippasus was slain in battle.[5] Ceyx also had a daughter named Themistonoe, who married King Cycnus.[6]


  1. ^ Pausanias 1.32.6, Apollod. 2.7.6, Apollod. 2.7.7
  2. ^ Apollod. 2.7.8
  3. ^ Apollod. ii. 7. § 6, &c.
  4. ^ Dor. ii. 11. § 3, comp. i. 3. § 5
  5. ^ Apollod. 2.7.7
  6. ^ Shield of Heracles 356.

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