|Parents||Poseidon and Hippothoe|
|Wife/husband||Metis (formerly), Hera|
Taphius was the son of Poseidon and a mortal woman named Hippothoe, daughter of Mestor who was the son of Perseus. This would make him Perseus' great-grandson. He founded the city of Taphos, and was it's first king. He had a son called Pterelaus.