[fin-ee-uh s, fahy-nyoos]
- a brother of Cepheus who was not brave enough to rescue his betrothed Andromeda from a sea monster and who was eventually turned to stone.
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It was Phineus, he who had been betrothed to Andromeda, yet who had not dared to strike a blow for her rescue.A Book of Myths
So Phineus shared the doom of his followers and was turned to stone.
Nor did they know the cause till Phineus expounded it to them.Stories of the Old world
Alfred John Church
In such affairs we may have the origin of the story of the Harpies at the court of Phineus.Cock Lane and Common-Sense
Then in the mansion all their comrades were joyful at the tidings and so was Phineus himself.The Argonautica