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In Greek mythology, Iphicles (/ˈɪfɪˌklz/ or /ˈfɪˌklz/; Ancient Greek: Ἰφικλῆς Iphikles) was the half maternal twin brother of Heracles, being the son of Alcmene and her human husband Amphitryon, whereas Heracles was her son by Zeus. He had a sister Laonome. Iphicles was the father of Heracles' charioteer Iolaus by Automedusa, daughter of Alcathous.[1] He died in the battle against either Hippocoon[2] or the Molionides.[3] He was also sometimes called Iphiclus.


  1. ^ Bibliotheca 2. 4. 11
  2. ^ Bibliotheca 2. 7. 3
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 14. 6