Kolaxes was a demigod son of Zeus, king of the gods and the first king of the Scythians.
Kolaxes was the son of Zeus and a nymph named Hora and had two brothers: Lipoxais and Arpoxais, Kolaxes being the youngest.
Together all three brothers were meant to rule over Scythia, until golden objects fell from the sky, sent by the gods. When his brothers picked up the items, they were engulfed in flames. Too late, Kolaxes realised that only he could collect these objects, and became the first king of the Scythians.