PHORCYS, PHORCUS or PHORCYN
1. According to the Homeric poems, an old man ruling over the sea, or "the old man of the sea," to whom a harbour in Ithaca was dedicated. He is described as the father of the nymph Thoosa. Later writers call him the son of Pontus and Gaia and a brother of Thaumas, Nereus, Eurybia, and Ceto (Theogony of Hesiod 237. Apollodorus i).
By his sister Ceto he became the father of the Graeae and Gorgones (Theogony of Hesiod 270), the Hesperian dragon and the Hesperides and by Hecate or Cratais, he was the father of Scylla. Servius calls him a son of Neptune and Thoosa.
2. A son of Phaenops, commander of the Phrygians of Ascania,
assisted Priam in the Trojan war, but
was slain by Ajax.