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

According to Roman sources,[4] in the Etruscan language the word capys meant "hawk" or "falcon" (or possibly "eagle" or "vulture").

Legendary titles Preceded byAtys King of Alba Longa Succeeded byCapetus Silvius


  1. ^ Virgil, Aeneid 2.35
  2. ^ Virgil, Aeneid 2.35–38
  3. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 1.71.
  4. ^ Isaac Taylor Etruscan Researches (Macmillan and Co. 1874) p. 317 referencing Servius