3. A son of Hippothous, and king of Arcadia.
He was a great-grandson of the Aepytus mentioned first.
He was reigning at the time when Orestes, in consequence of an oracle, left Mycenae and settled in Arcadia.
There was at Mantineia a sanctuary, which down to the latest time no mortal was ever allowed to enter. Aepytus disregarding the sacred custom crossed the threshold, but was immediately struck with blindness, and died soon after.
He was succeeded by his son Cypselus. (Paus. 8.5.3