Hyllus is the son of Hercules, the son of Zeus, and Deianira, a Calydonian princess. Born in Trachis while Hercules was in self-imposed exile for the accidental death of a servant, Hyllus' mother commited suicide while he was still a young man over her role in Hercules' death as a mortal. He was protected by his mortal grandmother as Eurystheus, the king of Mycenae, sent armies to slaughter all children and descendants of Hercules out of fear that they would dispose him for his throne.
As soon as he came of age, Hyllus married Iole, daughter of King Eurytion of Oechalia, whom his father had taken a concubine years earlier. Although she was a few years his senior, she sired him a son, Cleodaeus.
Alongside the armies of Thebes and Athens, Hyllus joined his half-brothers and their supporters in ousting Eurystheus from the throne of Mycenae and excising a form of vengeance over much of the Peloponessus for lands promising their father. Hyllus himself eventually captured Eurystheus alive at the Sceironian Rocks on the Isthmus of Corinth and delivered to Alcmena. In the protests of the Athenians, the vindictive woman ordered his execution and gouged out his eyes with sewing needles to render him blind. Hyllus then struck with his sword and beheaded the cowardly king with one stroke.
Even after the death of Eurystheus, Hyllus and the Heraclidae lead forces over much of the Peloponessus. He was finally killed in a duel by the king of Echemus of Arcadia who was defending the Peloponessus against the Heraclidae.
Hyluss is an exception fighter and swordsman
Hyllus has the normal human strength level of a man of his size, height and build who engages in extsensive regular exercises
He is known for using his sword
Some myths claim that Hyllus was actually Hercules' son by Melite, a minor goddess or Pheaecian princess he encountered while a guest of King Nausithous, who purified him for the murders of his children in the months leading up to the Twelve Labors. This scenario works excellently chronologically considering he would be an adult in time to slay Eurystheus, otherwise as a son of Deianeira, he would not have been old enough to confront Eurystheus. In the official account of the myth, the Hyllus who defeated Eurystheus was the son of Deianeira, and this is the version depicted here.
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