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Born Tharrhypas
Title King of the Molossians
Children King Alcetas I of Epirus
Relatives Neoptolemus I of Epirus (grandson)
Arybbas of Epirus (grandson)

Tharrhypas[1] (Greek: Θαρύπας, 430 - 392 BC) was a king of the Molossians and ancestor of Alexander the Great.

He is mentioned by Thucydides[2] as a minor in 429 BC.

He was the father of Alcetas I, and is said to have been the first to introduce southern Greek (namely Attic) cultural traits among Molossians.[3]


  1. ^ Alternative forms: Tharrypas, Tharyps, Tharrytas, Tharybas
  2. ^ History of the Peloponnesian War 2. 80)
  3. ^ Pausanias 1. 11 , Plutarch Pyrrhus
Preceded by
King of Epirus
430– 392 BC
Succeeded by
Alcetas I