Boreas is the leader of the New Olympians.


When Goliath and his companions came to New Olympus on the Avalon World Tour, he presided over Elisa's trial. While he, in contrast to most of his many subjects, bore her no ill will, he recognized the potential danger that Eliza might pose to his people, and so decreed that she be kept on the island whilst allowing the Gargoyles and their pet beast sanction to leave New Olympus if they so choose.

Later on, however, after Elisa helped prevent Proteus from destroying New Olympus, he revoked his decree and gave her permission to depart ("The New Olympians").


Boreas looks much like Zeus as traditionally depicted in classical art, a dignified bearded man, but with wings. He bears a great staff tipped with crossed lightning bolts, and which can deliver a thunder-bolt at will. Boreas has two sons, Kalais and Xetes, one of whom will join Jove's faction after the New Olympians make contact with the outside world.

Goliath apparently found him reasonable. A just ruler, Boreas does not allow past prejudices of his race against humanity cloud his better judgment; and thus capable of giving humans presented before him the benefit of doubt, as seen when he acknowledged the sincerity to Elisa's words during her trial in his court and ultimately allowed her to leave together with her gargoyle company after she saved New Olympus from being destroyed by Proteus, despite of Boreas' imposed pragmatism from earlier of not permitting her off the island believing that she may not be able to resist divulging to the rest of humanity the New Olympians' sheltered domain, if given the chance, hence his decree that Elisa should stay and eventually be used to the way of life there — as their honored "guest". However, Boreas is capable of taking drastic action should the need arise; and like Goliath, when infuriated, the leader of New Olympus displays wrath terrible to behold. Fortunately, compared to the Gargoyle, Boreas has much more success in keeping his anger in check, making such outbursts brief and quick.

Real World History

Boreas was named after the god of the north wind in Greek mythology. His appearance as a winged human may be derived from the fact that, in the Greek myths, Boreas had two sons by the Athenian princess Oreithiya, Calais and Zetes, who both appeared as winged men. They accompanied Jason and the Argonauts on the Quest for the Golden Fleece and delivered King Phineus from the harpies that tormented him by stealing his food daily. However, the Boreas of Gargoyles in other matters, as mentioned above, resembles Zeus much more closely in appearance and function in the New Olympian society.


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