A son of Pygmalion and the statue into which life had been breathed by Aphrodite. From him the town of Paphus is said to have derived its name; and Pygmalion himself is called the Paphian hero. (Ov. Mlet. x. 290, &c.) The father of Cinyras, the founder of the temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, is likewise called Paphus. (Hygin. Fab. 242; Apollod. iii. 14. § 2.)