TRIOPAS

ΤΡΙΟΠΑΣ

Or Triops.

1. A son of Poseidon and Canace, a daughter of Aeolus (Schol. ad Callim, Hymn. in Car. 160) or of Helios and Rhodos, and the father of Iphimedeia and Erysichthon (Apollod. i. 7. § 4; Diod. v. 56; Steph. Byz. s. v. Triopion; Ov. Met. viii. 751); he is also called the father of Pelasgus. (Paus. ii. 22. § 2.) He expelled tile Pelasgians from the Dotian plain, but was himself obliged to emigrate, and went to Caria, where he founded Cnidus on the Triopian promontory. (Diod. l. c. ; Herod. i. 174.) His son Erysichthon was punished by Demeter with insatiable hunger, because he had violated her sacred grove (Callim. Hymn. in Cer. 25, &c.); but others relate the same of Triopas himself. (Hygin. Poet. Astr. ii. 14; comp. Schol. ad Theocrit. xvii. 69.) The statue of Triopas with a horse stood at Delphi, being an offering of the Cnidians. (Paus. x. 11. § 1.)

2. A son of Phorbas, an Argive, was the father of Iasus, Agenor and Messene. (Paus. ii. 16. § 1, iv. 1. § 2.)