Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

ZEPHYRUS

Greek West Wind God

Also known as Zephyros, Zephyrs

Picture of the Greek West Wind God Zephyrus from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of the West Wind

One of the fours sons of Eos and Astraeus, he’s gentle and breezy and loves rustling the leaves of flowers. Such a softie.

Zephyrus sired lots of cherubic windlets, including several of the Aurai, and also the light breezes known as Zephyrs. He also fathered Achilles’s supernatural horses Balius and Xanthus with either Aello or Celaeno.

Zephyrus Facts and Figures

Name: Zephyrus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Zephyros, Zephyrs

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the West Wind
Area of expertise: West Wind

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 2035


Zephyrus Relationships

Father: Astraeus
Mother: Eos
Consorts: Iris, Podarge
Children: Balius, Xanthus

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Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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