), a son of Phylacus or Thaumacus, and husband of Methone, by whom he became the father of Philoctetes (Hom. Od. 3.190
; Enstath. ad Horn.
He is mentioned among the Argonauts (Apollod. 1.9.16
; comp. Pind. P. 1.53
), and is said to have killed with an arrow, Talaus, in Crete (Apollod. 1.9.26
At the request of Heracles, Poeas kindled the pile on which the hero burnt himself, and was rewarded with the arrows of Heracles. (Apollod. 2.7.7
; comp. HERACLES and PHILOCTES.)