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In Greek mythology, Iapyx, son of Daedalus or Lycaon, was Aeneas' healer during the Trojan War. He escaped to Italy after the war and founded Apulia.


Iapyx or Lycaon, removing an arrowhead from Aeneas thigh using a forceps. Aenas is shown with his young crying son Iulus Ascanius. Even of divine origin Iapyx is not successful and Aphrodite his mother intervenes (the woman behind Iapyx) by giving her son a herb from the island of Crete (or Asia?), dittany, to be used to heal the wound. 1st century AD Pompeii Fresco


Virgil XX, 391, 402


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