), a king of the La pithae, a son of Ares and Chryse, the daughter of Halmus, succeeded Eteocles, who died without issue, in the government of the district of Orchomenos, which he called after himself Phlegyantis. (Paus. 9.36
. *§ 1; Apollod. 3.5.5
.) By Chryse he became the father of Coronis, who became by Apollo the mother of Asclepius. Enraged at this, Phlegyas set fire to the temple of the God, who killed him with his arrows, and condemned him to severe punishment in the lower world. (Hom. Hymn.
15.3; Pind. P. 3.14
; Apollod. 3.10.3
, Paus. 2.26.3
; Serv. ad Aen. 6.618
; Stat. Theb. 1.713
According to another tradis tion Phlegyas had no children, and was killed by Lycus and Nycteus. (Apollod. 3.5.5
,) Strabo (ix. p.442
) calls him a brother of Ixion.