On his wanderings in search of this adventure he came to the dwelling of pholus, the son of Silenus.
Here he halted at the dwelling of one of the Centaurs, pholus, who received him kindly.
Down went Centaur after Centaur, till those who were uninjured galloped away panic-stricken, pholus himself being among the slain.
When Hercules from the pursuit of the other Centaurs returned to the dwelling of pholus he found him also dead.
But Hercules was feeling fairly worn out in spirit, and pholus failed to cheer him.