In Roman mythology, Iapyx (from Greek Ἰάπυξ, gen.: Ίάπυγος) or Iapux was Aeneas's healer during the Trojan War and then escaped to Italy after the war and founded Apulia.
He was either:
- the son of Lycaon, which would make him the brother of Daunius and Peucetius (who went as leaders of a colony to Italy.
- a Cretan, from whom the Cretans who migrated to Italy derived the name of Iapyges, son of Daedalus either:
- by his wife, thus making him a full-brother of Icarus;
- by another Cretan woman.
- ↑ Anton. Lib. 31.
- ↑ Harry Thurston Peck, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898), Servius ad Aeneidos iii. 332).
- ↑ Strabo vi.; Athen. xii.; Herod. vii. 170; Heyne, ad Virg. Aen. xi. 247.