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Hippotes (Ancient Greek: Ἱππότης) can refer to a number of people from Greek mythology:[1]

  • Hippotes, father of Aeolus, the keeper of the Winds in the Odyssey. He was a mortal king.[2]
  • Hippotes, a son of Phylas by Leipephilene, daughter of Iolaus, and a great-grandson of Heracles. When the Heracleidae, on their invading the Peloponnesus, were encamped near Naupactus, Hippotes killed the seer Carnus, in consequence of which the army of the Heracleidae began to suffer very severely, and Hippotes by the command of an oracle was banished for a period of ten years.[3][4][5][6] He seems to be the same as the Hippotes who was regarded as the founder of Cnidus in Caria.[7][8]
  • Hippotes, a son of Creon, who accused Medea of the murder she had committed on his sister and his father.[9][10][11]


  1. Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Hippotes". in William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. pp. 495. 
  2. Apollonius of Rhodes. iv. 778
  3. Pseudo-Apollodorus, 2. 8. § 3
  4. Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. 4. § 3, 13. § 3
  5. Conon, Narrations 26.
  6. Scholiast ad Theocrit. v. 83
  7. Diodorus Siculus, 5. 9, 53
  8. John Tzetzes on Lycophron 1388
  9. Diodorus Siculus, 4. 54. &c.
  10. Scholiast on Euripides, Medea 20
  11. gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae, 26

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).

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