Tisamenes and Penthilus, sons of Orestes, reigned after their father, and were at last driven out by the Heraclid.
In short, wherever there were Heraclid, or Herculeans, an Hercules has been supposed.
As the authority of the Hittite satraps at Sardis began to decay the Heraclid dynasty arose.
The balance of power saved Sparta, when the two other Heraclid states fell into disorder.
In gratitude for the services of their able leader, Oxylus, the kingdom of Elis, was conferred upon him by the Heraclid.