Also known as Balios
- Greek (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
One of the pair of mythical horses from ancient Greece. The other was called Xanthos. They were born from the union of the Harpy Podarge and Aeolus the god of wind. Its name means ‘Swift’ and was given by Poseidon to Pelopes as a gift to draw the god’s chariot across the sky. Later the two horses drew the chariot of the hero Achilles.
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