Greek - Son of Poseidon by Alope. Father of Aepytus, some say. He was abandoned by his mother, suckled by mares and found by some shepherds who took him to Alope's father, Cercyon. He killed his daughter and abandoned the boy again. He was found by the same shepherds and reared by them. When Theseus killed Cercyon, he made Hippothous king of Eleusis in his place. Occasionally referred to as Hippothous, Hippothoon or Hippothoon.

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