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In Greek mythology, Balius and Xanthus were two immortal horses of Poseidon's which he gave to Peleus. The were the offspring of the harpy Podarge and either Zeus or Zephyrus.

During the Trojan War, Xanthus was rebuked by Achilles for allowing Patroclus to be killed. Xanthus responded by saying that a god had killed Patroclus and a god would soon kill Achilles too. The Erinyes struck the horse dumb.

Alternatives: Balios, Xanthos, Xanthius

Iliad XVI, 149; XIX, 400.



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