[German version] (Ἴφιτος;
Íphitos). Son of Eurytus  of Oechalia and Antiope (or Antioche) who was killed by Hercules because his father and brothers (except for I.: Apollod. 1,128) did not give Hercules Iole as his wife, as had been promised to him as a prize for his winning at archery. The legend is told in Hom. Od. 21,14ff. (where the bow of Odysseus is a gift from I.), in the lost epic
Oichalías hálōsis, and also in Soph. Trach. 225ff., Diod. Sic. 4,31,2ff. and Apollod. 2,127ff. According to another version, I. arrived at the stronghold of Tiryns searching for his mares, where Hercules lead him on to the walls and threw him off a tower. For I. as Argonaut: Apoll. Rhod. 1,86. Walde, Christine (Basle) Bibliography R. Olmos, s.v. I. (1), LIMC 5.1, 738-741.