Phlegyas: “The Tyrant Who Burned Down Apollo’s Temple”
Phlegyas is a tall, muscular figure with dark hair and piercing eyes. He has a rough and rugged appearance, with scars and tattoos covering his arms and chest. Despite his rough exterior, he exudes an aura of power and confidence. His features are sharp and defined, with a strong jawline and chiseled nose. He carries himself with an air of authority, and his presence is commanding.
- Gender – Male
- Race – Human – Demi God/ Thanadaemon
- Occupation – King
- Religion – Hellenic Pantheon
- Allies –
- Enemies – Apollo
- Abode/ Base of operations – the valley of the Peneus and on the mountain Pelion in Thessaly / Tartarus
- Nationality – Lapith
- Languages –
- Alignment – Neutral Evil
- Affiliation (s) –
- Significant others – Ixion and Coronis (Children), (Ares (Father)
Son of Ares and Chryse, Phlegyas was a powerful and feared tyrant who ruled over the Lapiths with an iron fist. He is known for his cruelty and his willingness to change laws in exchange for bribes. Despite this, Phlegyas is also a deeply vengeful man, and he holds a grudge against the god Apollo for having taken his love, Coronis (mother of Asclepius), as his own.
Phlegyas was once a mortal man, but he was transformed into a thanadaemon, or ferryman of the dead, after his death. This came about because of his actions in life, which included imposing his will upon the Lapiths and even committing the heinous act of rape.
Despite his many sins, Phlegyas remains a formidable figure in the underworld, ferrying the souls of the dead across the Styx and into the realm of the dead. His power and influence are still felt to this day, and he is remembered as a cautionary tale of the dangers of unchecked ambition and desire.