|Zephyrus and Chloris
|Zephyrus kidnapping Chloris
|Zephyus and nymph
Zephyrus fell in love with Hyacinth, - a very handsome and athletic Spartan prince - and courted him, and so did Apollo. The two competed for the boy's love, but he chose Apollo, driving Zephyrus mad with jealousy. Later, catching Apollo and Hyacinth throwing a discus, Zephyrus blew a gust of wind at them, striking the boy in the head with the falling discus.
|Zephyrus, Apollo and Hyacinth
When Hyacinth died, Apollo created the hyacinth flower from his blood. Apollo was furious, but Eros protected Zephyrus, as the act was committed in the name of love, on the condition that the wind god served Eros forever.