Phorbas, a prince of the Thessalian Phlegyes who emigrated to Elis in the Peloponnesos. Phorbas was the son of Lapithes and Orsinome, and a brother of Periphas. He assisted Alector, king of Elis, in the war against Pelops, and shared the kingdom with him. He married Hyrmine, sister of Alector, and gave his daughter Diogeneia in marriage to Alector. His sons with Hyrmine were Augeas (perhaps he of the Augean Stables) and Actor, the Argonauts. Other less well-supported traditions have Phorbas as a bold boxer who attacked travelers on the road and was eventually defeated by Apollo.
Phorbas, son of Triopas and Hiscilla (daughter of Myrmidon), a hero of the island of Rhodes, was sometimes confounded with the Phlegyan Phorbas. When the people of the island of Rhodes fell victim to a plague of masses of serpents (may have been dragons or simply snakes), an oracle directed them to call on a man named Phorbas. Phorbas cleansed the island of the snakes and in gratitude the Rhodians venerated him as a hero. For his achievement he won a place among the stars as the constellation Serpentarius or Ophiuchus. Phorbas, son of Triopas, was also said to have been the father of Pellen, eponym of the city of Pellene, Achaea.
Phorbas, father of a different Triopas, the king of Argos, with Euboea. His own parents were either Argus and Evadne or Criasus and Melantho; in the latter case, he was brother of Ereuthalion and Cleoboea and father of another son, Arestor. According to Tatiānus, he may have been a king of Argos himself. According to Eusebius, he reigned for thirty five years as the king of Argos, and was succeeded by his son Megacles.
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.