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In Greek mythology, Phegeus (Ancient Greek: Φηγέως) was the name of the following characters:

  • Phegeus, another name for Aegialeus, son of Inachus and king of Sicyon.
  • Phegeus, king of Psophis and father of Arsinoe.
  • Phegeus, was one of the Thebans who laid an ambush for Tydeus when he returned from Thebes just before the war of the Seven Against Thebes. Like others participating in this ambush he was killed by Tydeus.[1]
  • Phegeus, a Theban who fought against the Seven Against Thebes. He was killed by Agreus.[2]
  • Phegeus, an Athenian messenger whom Theseus sent to Creon with a threat of war against Thebes, if he would not let burn the bodies of those who had fought in the defeated army of the Seven Against Thebes.[3]
  • Phegeus, son of Dares, priest of Hephaestus at Troy. He was the brother of Idaeus and was killed by Diomedes during the Trojan War.[4]
  • Phegeus, one of Aeneas' companions in Italy. He was killed by Turnus, the man who opposed Aeneas in Italy.[5]
  • Phegeus, soldier in the army of Aeneas. He was killed by Turnus, the man who opposed Aeneas in Italy.[6]


  1. ^ Statius. Thebaid, 2.609
  2. ^ Statius. Thebaid, 7.603 & 8.441
  3. ^ Statius. Thebaid, 12.596
  4. ^ Homer. Iliad, Book 5.9ff.
  5. ^ Virgil. Aeneid, Book 5.263 & 9.765
  6. ^ Virgil. Aeneid, Book 12.371ff