In Greek mythology, Epopeus (/ɪˈppəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἐπωπεύς means 'all-seer', derived from epopao "to look out", "observe", from epi "over" and ops "eye") was the name of the following figures:

  • Epopeus, was king of Sicyon.[1]
  • Epopeus, king of Lesbos and both father and rapist of Nyctimene.[2]
  • Epopeus, one of the sailors who tried to delude Dionysus, but were turned into dolphins.[3]
  • Epopeus, a man from Lemnos, killed by the Lemnian women when these murdered all the men in the island. Epopeus was killed by his own mother.[4]


  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus. Bibliotheca, Book 1.7.4, 3.5.5
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 204 & 253
  3. ^ Hyginus. Fabulae, 134; Ovid. Metamorphoses, Book 3.581-691
  4. ^ Statius. Thebaid, 5.225