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In Greek mythology, the name Harpalycus (Ancient Greek: Ἁρπάλυκος) may refer to:

  • Harpalycus, king of the Amymnei in Thrace, father of Harpalyce, whom he raised as a valiant warrior and his own intended successor. He was killed by the rebellious people.[1]
  • Harpalycus, one of the sons of Lycaon.[2]
  • Harpalycus, Heracles' instructor in boxing.[3]
  • Harpalycus, a soldier in Aeneas' army killed by Camilla.[4]


  1. ^ Harpalyce (Ἁρπαλύκη).,"1. A daughter of Harpalycus, king of the Amymnaeans in Thrace. As she lost her mother in her infancy, she was brought up by her father with the milk of cows and mares, and was trained in all manly exercises. After the death of her father, whom she had once delivered from the hand of the Myrmidones, she spent her time in the forests as a robber, being so swift in running that horses were unable to overtake her. At length, however, she was caught in a snare by shepherds, who killed her. (Servius on Virgil's Aeneid 1.321; Hyginus, Fabulae, 193.)"
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 8. 1
  3. ^ Theocritus, Idyll 24. 116
  4. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 4. 615