Epistrophus (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Epistrophus (/ɪˈpɪstrəfəs/: Ancient Greek: Ἐπίστροφος) may refer to:

  • Epistrophus, son of Iphitus by Hippolyte or Thrasybule and brother of Schedius. He was counted among the suitors of Helen.[1] Together with his brother he led the Phocians on the side of the Achaeans in the Trojan War, commanding forty ships.[2][3][4] Epistrophus, was killed at the Trojan war by Hector. Both brothers' bones, were carried back and buried at Anticyra.[5] There tomb existed until the Roman times.
  • Epistrophus, an ally of the Trojans, leader of the Halizones.[6]
  • Epistrophus, son of Euenus, grandson of Selepius and brother of Mynes; both brothers were killed by Achilles during the latter's invasion in Lyrnessus.[7]


  1. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 10. 8
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad, 2. 516
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 97
  4. ^ Tzetzes, Homeric Allegories, Prologue, 540 - 542
  5. ^ "Σχεδίος (Μυθολ.)". Μεγάλη Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια. Athens - Greece: "Pyrsos" Co. Ltd. 1933. p. 684.
  6. ^ Homer, Iliad, 2. 856
  7. ^ Homer, Iliad, 2. 692 - 693