King of the Thesprotians
King of the Thesprotians, father of Astyoche  (Astyocheia in Hom. Il. 2,658). Heracles  fights on the side of the Caledonians against the Thesprotians, captures Ephyra , kills P, takes his daughter prisoner and fathers Tlepolemus with her (Hom. Il. 2,653-660; Apollod. 2,149, cf. Soph. Trach. hypothesis; Apollod. 2,166; Apollod. Epit. 3,13). The same king is called Phyleus in Diod. Sic. 4,36,1.