- Phorbas, was the son of Lapithes and Orsinome, and a brother of Periphas.
- Phorbas, son of Triopas and Hiscilla (daughter of Myrmidon).
- Phorbas, king of Argos, father of a different Triopas who succeeded him as king.
- Phorbas, a shepherd of King Laius, finds the infant Oedipus on the hillside and ensures his survival to fulfill his destiny. A number of sculptures, ranging from the 14th to the 19th century, memorialize Phorbas' rescue of Oedipus. He might be the same as Phorbas, attendant of Antigone.
- Phorbas, listed as a king or archon of Athens.
- Phorbas of Lesbos, father of Diomede.
- Phorbas of Troy, who was favored and made rich by Hermes. He had a son Ilioneus, who was killed by Peneleos.
- Phorbas, son of Metion of Syene, who fought on Phineus' side against Perseus.
- Phorbas of Acarnania, son of Poseidon, who went to Eleusis together with Eumolpus to fight against Erechtheus, and was killed by the opponent.
- Phorbas, one of the twelve younger Panes.
- Phorbas, son of Helios and father of Ambracia (eponym of the city of Ambracia). Ambracia could also have been daughter of Augeas, granddaughter of Phorbas of Thessaly.
- Phorbas, who is called father of Tiresias by the Cretans.
- Phorbas, charioteer of Theseus.
- Phorbas, father of Dexithea who, according to one version, was the mother of Romulus and Remus by Aeneas.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 5. 5
- Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5. 58. 5
- Seneca the Younger, Oedipus, 840 ff
- Statius, Thebaid, 7. 253
- Pausanias, Description of Greece, 6. 19. 13
- Homer, Iliad, 9. 665
- Dictys Cretensis, 2. 16
- Homer, Iliad, 14. 489 ff
- Virgil, Aeneid, 5. 842
- Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5. 74
- Suda s. v. Phorbanteion
- Eustathius on Homer, p. 1156
- Scholia on Homer, Iliad, 18. 483 ff
- Scholia on Euripides, Phoenician Women, 854
- Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 14. 94 ff
- Stephanus of Byzantium, s. vv. Ambrakia, Dexamenai
- Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History, 1
- Hesychius of Alexandria s. v. Phorbas
- Plutarch, Romulus, 2. 2
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- Imago Mundi: Phorbas (in French)
- Phorbas bringing Oedipus back to life, Louvre, Paris, France (in French)
- Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. 1870.
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