1. A son of Poseidon and Canace, a daughter of Aeolus or of Helios and Rhodos, and the father of Iphimedeia and Erysichthon (Apollodorus i. 7.Metamorphoses by Ovid viii.) he is also called the father of Pelasgus. He expelled the Pelasgians from the Dotian plain, but was himself obliged to emigrate, and went to Caria, where he founded Cnidus on the Triopian promontory. His son Erysichthon was punished by Demeter with insatiable hunger, because he had violated her sacred grove but others relate the same of Triopas himself.
The statue of Triopas with a horse stood at Delphi, being an offering of the Cnidians.
[ See: The Story of Erisichthon ]