（Ποίας). King of the Malians at the foot of Mount Oeta. He
set fire to the pyre of Heracles, in return for which the hero gave him his bow and his
poisoned arrows. His son was Philoctetes (q.v.),
who is hence called Poeantius heros.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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