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The Fire Steeds

As the steeds pulled Kratos away from the grip of Morpheus, they crossed into the Underworld. But in the land of the dead, they could go no further, for these beings of light were not welcome in Hades.


The Fire Steeds are three Horse Gods of Wind: Euros, Notus, and Zephyros. Boreas is not one of the horses but an entity that leads the Sun Chariot.

Greek MythologyEdit

In Greek mythology, the Fire Steeds were the steeds that pulled Helios' Sun Chariot across the sky everyday.

In the God of War seriesEdit

God of War: Chains of OlympusEdit

As Kratos traversed the Temple of Helios in God of War: Chains of Olympus, he sought out and awoke all three steeds, in order to find their master, Helios. Upon awakening them, they took him on the chariot into the Underworld, the place where Helios was kept.

God of War IIIEdit

In God of War III, the Fire Steeds made a short appearance in the opening sequence of the game, when they were summoned by Helios to fight off the Titans who were scaling Mount Olympus. Later on, he uses the Chariot and its Steeds, to fight Perses. When Kratos damaged the Chariot, Perses was able to grab and subsequently destroy the Chariot, wounding Helios and killing the Fire Steeds.


  • In God of War: Chains of Olympus the steeds are named after three of the Wind Gods, but in actual mythology they are four and are named Pyrois, Aeos, Aethon, and Phlegon.
  • While there are four Wind Gods, the Fire Steeds, in both games in which the Helios' Chariot appears, there are only three of the steeds pulling it. Since Boreas, the God of the North Wind, guides the Chariot as an entity and does not drive it as his other brothers do.
  • In Chains of Olympus, the steeds seem to be incorporeal beings, constructs of either light or fire attached to their statues, whereas in God of War III they took form of physical black horses with red eyes and covered in flames.
  • Among his brothers, Boreas appears to be the most powerful and prominent. He has a representation of him as a human, not a horse. Objects named after him is found in God of War II, God of War III, and God of War: Ghost of Sparta. The Temple of Boreas and beasts associated with him are also found in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

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