Mythical king of Oichalia, a famous bowman. He promised his daughter Iole to whoever could defeat him and his sons. Herakles succeeds but is refused his prize, so he kills the king and his sons, and carries off Iole. The preliminary feast is also shown in art.
Above: Feast of Eurytos, Iole and Herakles at right. Detail from Corinthian clay vase about 600 BC.Paris, Musée du Louvre E635. Photo. Documentation photographic de la RMN. © Musée du Louvre