Staphylus in Grecian mythology, was —
1. A son of Bacchus and Ariadne, an Argonaut.
2. A shepherd of king OEneus, to whom the latter taught the art of preparing wine, after he had himself discovered the grape.
3. A son of Bacchus and Erigone. The former assumed the form of a grape, which Erigone ate. She immediately realized that she was with child, and, in time, gave birth to a son, whom she named Staphylus (a grape).