Ceyx (father of Hippasus)
In Greek mythology, Ceyx was a king of Trachis in Thessaly. He received Heracles, and Heracles's sons later fled to him. Some accounts make him Amphitryon's nephew, with Heracles building Trachis for him. Muller supposes that the marriage of Ceyx and his connection with Heracles were the subjects of ancient poems.
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. Ceyx also had a daughter named Themistonoe, who married King Cycnus.
- Pausanias 1.32.6, Apollod. 2.7.6, Apollod. 2.7.7
- Apollod. 2.7.8
- Apollod. ii. 7. § 6, &c.
- Dor. ii. 11. § 3, comp. i. 3. § 5
- Apollod. 2.7.7
- Shield of Heracles 356.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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