King in Eleusis
Second son of Poseidon and Alope (Hyg. Fab. 187; 252). As an infant abandoned by his grandfather Cercyon and taken in by Theseus; later king, probably in Eleusis (Hes. fr. 215 M-W; H. Hom. 2,153). This is further supported by the fact that H. was venerated there as a cult hero and phyle hero, as suggested by the Hippothoontion's location near Eleusis on the river Cephissus (Paus. 1,38,4).