King of Epirus
Reign430 - 392 BC
PredecessorAdmetus of Epirus
SuccessorAlcetas I of Epirus
IssueAlcetas I of Epirus
ReligionAncient Greek religion

Tharrhypas[1] (Greek: Θαρύπας, 430 - 392 BC) was a king of the Molossians and the great-great- grandfather of Alexander the Great.[citation needed]

He is mentioned by Thucydides[2] as a minor in 429 BC.

He was the father of Alcetas I, and is said to have been the first to introduce southern Greek (namely Attic) cultural traits among Molossians.[3]


  1. ^ Alternative forms: Tharrypas, Tharyps, Tharrytas, Tharybas
  2. ^ History of the Peloponnesian War 2. 80)
  3. ^ Pausanias 1. 11 , Plutarch Pyrrhus
Preceded byAdmetus King of Epirus 430–392 BC Succeeded byAlcetas I