POEAS

ΠΟΙΑΣ

A son of Phylacus or Thaumacus, and husband of Methone, by whom he became the father of Philoctetes (Hom. Od. iii. 190 ; Enstath. ad Hom. p. 323). He is mentioned among the Argonauts (Apollod. i. 9. § 16; comp. Pind. Pyth. i. 53), and is said to have killed with an arrow, Talaus, in Crete (Apollod. i. 9. § 26). At the request of Heracles, Poeas kindled the pile on which the hero burnt himself, and was rewarded with the arrows of Heracles. (Apollod. ii. 7. § 7; comp. HERACLES and PHILOCTETES.)