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1 Periphas was an Attican king and a priest of Apollo.
2 At one point, they worshipped Periphas in place of Zeus and set up shrines and temples for him.
3 This annoyed Zeus, who decided to annihilate the entire family of Periphas.
4 But because he was a just king and a good devotee, Apollo intervened and requested his father to spare Periphas.
5 But he metamorphosed Periphas into an eagle and made the eagle the king of birds.
6 When Periphas' wife requested Zeus to let her stay with her husband, Zeus turned her into a vulture and fulfilled her wish.
7 Her other siblings were Toxeus, Clymenus, Periphas, Agelaus (or Ageleus), Thyreus (or Phereus or Pheres), Gorge, Eurymede and Melanippe.
8 He married Althaea and became the father of Deianeira, Meleager, Toxeus, Clymenus, Periphas, Agelaus (or Ageleus), Thyreus (or Phereus or Pheres), Gorge, Eurymede, Melanippe and Perimede (although Meleager's and Deianeira's fathers could also have been Ares and Dionysus respectively).
9 She was also the wife of Oeneus, king of Calydon, and mother of sons, Meleager, Toxeus, Thyreus (Pheres or Phereus), Clymenus, Agelaus (Ageleus), Periphas and daughters, Deianeira, Gorge, Melanippe and Eurymede (the latter two were included in the Meleagrids).
10 He was the brother of Deianeira, Toxeus, Clymenus, Periphas, Agelaus (or Ageleus), Thyreus (or Phereus or Pheres), Gorge, Eurymede and Melanippe.
11 Periphas (/ˈpɛrɪfəs/; Ancient Greek: Περίφᾱς, Períphās "conspicuousness") in Greek mythology may refer to: This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870).