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Iapyx (from Greek Ἰάπυξ, gen.: Ίάπυγος), Iapux or Iapis was a favourite of Apollon in Greek and Roman mythology. Apollon wanted to confer upon him the gift of prophecy, the lyre, etc.; but Iapyx, wishing to prolong the life of his father, preferred the more tranquil art of healing to all the others.