Phocus (//; Ancient Greek: Φῶκος means "seal") was the name of the eponymous hero of Phocis in Greek mythology. Ancient sources relate of more than one figure of this name, and of these at least two are explicitly said to have had Phocis named after them.
- Phocus, the son of Poseidon and Pronoe, possible eponym of Phocis according to a scholiast on the Iliad.
- Phocus, son of Aeacus and Psamathe, also possible eponym of Phocis according to a scholiast on the Iliad.
- Phocus, son of Ornytion.
- Phocus, father of Callirhoe.
- Phocus, father of Manthea who consorted with Zeus and became the mother of Arctos by the god.
- Phocus and Priasus, two sons of Caeneus, were counted among the Argonauts.
- Phocus the builder, son of Danaus (?), is mentioned by Hyginus among the Achaeans against Troy, but is otherwise unknown. Epeius, builder of the Trojan Horse, was a grandson of Phocus the son of Aeacus.
Phocus is also the name of the son of Phocion.
- Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
- Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
- Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
- R. Scott Smith, Stephen Trzaskoma. Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub., 2007. 64-65. Print.
- Stephanus of Byzantium, Stephani Byzantii Ethnicorum quae supersunt, edited by August Meineike (1790-1870), published 1849. A few entries from this important ancient handbook of place names have been translated by Brady Kiesling. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
- W. Smith, A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology Perseus database
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