In Greek mythology
, two different people bore the name Phocus
- A Phocus, son of Aeacus and Psamathe. He was a strong athlete and this ability arose the jealousy of his half-brothers, Peleus and Telamon. Phocus was killed by one of his half-brothers, and his body was hidden in the woods. The tradition varies at this point: 1. Telamon threw a quoit at his head. 2. Telamon killed him with a spear while hunting. 3. Peleus killed him to please his mother, Endeis. Other sources say that (whichever brother was responsible) it was an accident. He had one son: Panopeus.
- A son of Poseidon, this Phocus founded the city of Phocis, which was named after him.