Syleus was an outlaw in Lydia who forced passers-by to till his vineyard. Heracles killed the rascal with his own hoe. His name means 'robber', from sylao, 'to strip', 'plunder'. Oddly enough, his brother Dicaeus has a name that means 'just', 'fair', and his daughter's name was Xenodice, 'fair to strangers' - which he himself certainly was not.