Αὐτόλυκος, son of Hermes by
Chione or Philonis, lived on Parnassus with his sons, and is described (
Od.19. 395) as one who, by the
teaching of Hermes, “ἀνθρώπους ἐκέκαστο”
“κλεπτοσύνῃ θ᾽ ὅρκῳ τε
”. He is described (
foll.) as having given the
name of Odysseus to his grandson, and in Il.10.
foll. as having stolen the cup of Amyntor, “πυκινὸν δόμον ἀντιτορήσας
”. Anticleia speaks of
herself (inf. 201) as having died of yearning for her absent son, “ἄχεϊ οὗ παιδὸς ἀπέφθιτο κυδαλίμοιο
A later story records “ὅτι ἑαυτὴν ἀνήρτησε, Ναυπλίου ψευδῶς μηνύσαντος
”, cp. Hygin. fab. 243.