He is the God of the west wind, one of the four directional Anemoi (Wind-Gods). He’s also the God of Spring, husband of Khloris, and father of Karpos (Fruit). Zephyros is portrayed in classical art as a handsome, winged youth. Khloris is the goddess of flowers, a Nymph of the Islands of the Blessed. She’s the wife of Zephyros.
Zephyros’s most famous myth told the story of his rivalry with the god Apollo for the love of Hyakinthos. One day he spied the pair playing a game of quoits in a meadow, and in a jealous rage, struck the disc with a gust of wind, causing it to veer off course and strike the boy in the head, killing him instantly. Apollon in his grief, then transformed the dying boy into a larkspur flower.