Zephyrus is the god of spring and the west wind.


Zephyrus was born to the Titans, Astraeus and Eos. In Greek times, he dwelt with Boreas in the Thracian mountains. Like many gods, Zephyrus had a share of romantic escapades despite his marriage to either Chloris, becoming the father of several immortal children. In regards to Chloris, who was a nymph of the Isles of the Blessed. It was said that he gave her dominion over flowers and essentially made her the goddess of flowers. With Iris he had a son, Pothos, the god of romantic longing, desire, and yearning. He was an attendant to Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

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