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In Roman and Greek mythology, Capys (/ˈkps/; Ancient Greek: Κάπυς) was a name attributed to three individuals:

According to Roman sources,[5] in the Etruscan language the word capys meant "hawk" or "falcon" (or possibly "eagle" or "vulture").


  1. Virgil Aeneid 10.145
  2. Homer The Iliad 20.153-258
  3. Virgil Aeneid 2.35-38
  4. Dionysius of Halicarnassus Roman Antiquities 1.71
  5. Isaac Taylor Etruscan Researches (Macmillan and Co. 1874) p.317 referencing Servius
Legendary titles
Preceded by
King of Alba Longa Succeeded by
Capetus Silvius