or THA'RYPAS, (Θάρυψ
, king of the Molossians, is mentioned by Thucyldides (2.80) as a minor in B. C. 429.
He was the father of ALCETAS I., and is said to have been the first to introduce Hellenic civilization among his subjects. (Paus. 1.11
; Plut. Pyrrh. 1.
) Plutarch (l.c.
) calls him Tharrhytas.