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Poeas (gr. Ποίας , Poias), a son of Phylacus or Thaumacus, and husband of Methone, by whom he became the father of Philoctetes (Homer Od. iii. 190 ; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 323). He is mentioned among the Argonauts (Apollod. i. 9. § 16; comp. Pind. Pyth. i. 53), and is said to have killed with an arrow, Talaus, in Crete (Apollod. i. 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. ii. 7. § 7; comp. HERACLES and PHILOCTES.)

People say
great spear-fighting Myrmidons reached home safely,
led by the glorious son of brave Achilles,
as did the noble son of Poias, too, 
Philoctetes. 
Odyssey Book 3


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