Phocus (/ˈfkəs/; Ancient Greek: Φῶκος means "seal"[1]) was the name of the eponymous hero of Phocis in Greek mythology.[2] Ancient sources relate of more than one figure of this name, and of these at least two are explicitly said to have had Phocis named after them.

Phocus is also the name of the son of Phocion.


  1. Robert Graves. The Greek Myths (1960)
  2. Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Phōkis
  3. Scholia on Iliad, 2. 517
  4. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.12.6
  5. Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.4.3
  6. Plutarch, Amatoriae Narrationes, 4
  7. Pseudo-Clement, Recognitions 10.21-23
  8. Hyginus, Fabulae, 14
  9. Hyginus, Fabulae 97


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