Periphetes (whose name means club bearer) was a son of Hephaistos and Antikleia.  Periphetes would roam the road from Athens to Troezen robbing travelers and then killing them with his Bronze club.

Periphetes would meet his end at the hands of Theseus who tricked Periphetes into handing over the club claiming he wished to inspect it and see if it really was mad of Bronze.  Once Periphetes handed over the club, Theseus bashed Periphetes in the head killing him.


Hephaistos & Antikleia


  • Periphetes was lame in one leg
  • Killing Periphetes was the first of Theseus' six labors on his rode to Athens