) and Iphiclus
A son of Amphitryon and Alcmené, born at the same birth with Heracles. The
children were but eight months old when Heré sent two huge serpents into the
chamber to devour them. Iphicles alarmed the house by his cries, but Heracles raised himself
up on his feet, caught the two monsters by the throat, and strangled them (Theocr.
; Apollod. ii. 4
). Iphicles, on
attaining to manhood, was slain in battle during the expedition against the sons of
Hippocoön, who had beaten to death Oeonus, the son of Licymnius (Pausan. iii.
A king of Phylacé in Phthiotis, whose name is connected with one of the legends
relative to Melampus
One of the Argonauts, distinguished for his speed in running.