Greek - A horse fathered by Zephyrus or Zeus. On Podarge, together with Balios. These animals were originally given to Peleus by Poseidon as a wedding present. Later they acted as the horses of Achilles at Troy. Xanthus told Achilles that, following the death of Patroclus (for which Achilles blamed the horses) he too would soon be dead - as, of course, he was. The horse never spoke again thereafter. In some lore, occasionally identified as Xanthus, Balios, Balios, Balius, Scamander, Scamander, Scamandros, Scamandrous, Skamandros, Xanthus, Scamandro(u)s or Xanthos.

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