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Zephyros is the Greek god and personification of the gentle west wind and spring. He mainly serves Eros. His Roman counterpart is Favonius.


Early life

Zephyros was born to the Titans Astraeus and Eos. In the times of Ancient Greece, Zephyros lived with his brother Boreas.

The two dwelt with each other in the Thracian mountains.


Like many gods, Zephyros had a share of romantic escapades despite his marriage to Khloris (a nymph of the Isles of the Blest) and later the goddess Iris.

Zephyros gave his first wife the dominion over flowers. They had a son named Karpos. With Iris, Zephyros had a son named Pothos, who served as an attendant to Aphrodite.

Becoming attendant of Eros

At some point, Zephyros fell in love with a mortal man named Hyacinthus, who he found "quite extraordinary." After finding Hyacinthus with Apollo playing a game of quoits, Zephyros accidentally killed Hyacinthus in a jealous rage. As the mortal died, Apollo transformed him into a flower, a hyacinth.

Fearing his safety, Zephyros escaped. Aphrodite's immortal son, Eros, offered him his mother's protection, on the condition that he would work with him forever.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief

Annabeth Chase tells Percy Jackson that Zephyros sent her down from Olympus on orders from her mother to be raised by her father.

The Last Olympian

During the Battle of Manhattan, Zephyros was among the Anemoi who defended Mount Olympus against the attacks by Kronos' forces, led by the Titaness Hecate.

The Heroes of Olympus

The House of Hades

Jason Grace identifies the god as Favonius, his Roman form, while Nico di Angelo identifies the god as Zephyros, his Greek form. Zephyros tells the duo that he does not care if the duo calls him Zephyros or Favonius because the split between Roman and Greek does not affect him, as he is a minor god.

The Blood of Olympus

During the Seven Heroes of Olympus' final battle with the Giants in Athens, Zeus rode into battle on a huge golden chariot, with Zephyros and his three brothers (in equine form) pulling it.

The Trials of Apollo

The Hidden Oracle

Zephyros is mentioned several times by the Greek god Apollo throughout the book. Apollo states that he regrets blaming Zephyros for Hyacinthus' death. Later in the book, Zephyros swept up the remains of the dryads who had sacrificed their life for Apollo. This led Apollo to conclude that Zephyros had finally forgiven him after centuries of rivalry. He also helped Apollo, who had lost his archery powers, accurately shoot an arrow into the Colossus Neronis' ear.


Zephyros has curly black hair and wears a Greek chiton.


Zephyros presumably possesses the standard powers of a god.

  • Aerokinesis: As the God of the West Wind, Zephyros has divine authority and absolute control over the air, though not as much as Zeus and Aeolus. His wind was said to be the most favorable of the four Anemoi.
    • Superhuman Speed: He is able to move at incredible speeds that are even faster than a god's teleportation.
    • Flight: He is able to fly by riding air currents.
  • Chlorokinesis (limited): As the God of Spring, Zephyros can grow healthy plants rather fast, though to a lesser extent than Demeter.
  • Seasons Alteration (limited to Spring): As the God of Spring, Zephyros has influence over this season and things associated with it.


The creek named after him

  • The spelling of Zephyros's name differs between the two series. In Percy Jackson and the Olympians, his name is spelled Zephyr. In The Heroes of Olympus, his name is spelled Zephyros. It is unknown whether Rick Riordan purposefully decided to change the spelling of the god's name or not.
  • The creek that runs through the forest in Camp Half-Blood is named after him.
  • He is the wind god that appears in the left-hand side of Botticelli's painting, "The Birth of Venus".
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