Oibalus was the son of either Cynortas or Argalus. He was the second husband of Princess Gorgophone and thus son-in-law of the hero Perseus. With her or by the Naiad Bateia, Oibalos fathered Tyndareus, Icarius and Hippocoon, as well as a daughter, Arene, who married her half-brother Aphareus. The nymph Pirene and Hyacinth were also called the daughter and son of Oebalius respectively. His grandchildren, the Dioscuri, were usually referred as Oibalids or Oebalidae.
- Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 3.1.3
- Dictys Cretensis. Trojan War Chronicle, 1.9
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.10.4
- Hyginus, Fabulae 14.3
- Ovid, Heroides 16.127 ff; not directly named as the son of Oebalus but Helen, the reputed daughter of Tyndareus was called "... a nymph of Oebalus' line ..." which means she was a descendant of the latter through his son Tyndareus.
- Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 1.420 ff; mentioned that Pollux was called the grandson of Oebalus, the father of their father Tyndareus.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.10.3
- Hyginus, Fabulae 78
- Megalai Ehoiai fr. 258, cited in Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.2.2
- Lucian, Dialogi Deorum 16
- Hyginus, Fabulae 271
- Ovid, Fasti 5.705
- Statius, Thebaid 5.438
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