Eurypylus of Cyrene

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In Greek mythology, Eurypylus (/jʊəˈrɪpɪləs/; Ancient Greek: Εὐρύπυλος Eurypylos) was a son of Poseidon and the Pleiad Celaeno, and together with his brother Lycus[1], they ruled over the Fortunate Islands. Others state that Eurypylus was a king of Cyrene, and note that the brothers were also referred to as Eurytus and Lycaon.[2] Eurypylus married Sterope, a daughter of Helios and had two sons, Lycaon and Leucippus.[3][4] Triton assumed his shape when he encountered the Argonauts in Libya.[5][6] This Eurypylus must not be confused with another son of Poseidon named Eurypylus, king of Cos.


  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.10.1
  2. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.1561, referring to Philarchus for the alternate names
  3. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 886
  4. ^ Scholia on Pindar, Pythian Ode 4.57
  5. ^ Pindar, Pythian Ode 4.33
  6. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.1561