Black as night and fast as light, Areion is truly the steed of gods and heroes. Areion was a wild horse, tamed only three times in all mythology. Areion was said to be the fastest of all horses, able to carry a hero away from trouble as quickly as he'd found it.
Areion was very popular in Greek myths, receiving mentions inepic stories, poems, and even travelogues across 11 centuries!Demeter and Poseidon are commonly given as Areion's parents. Andlike any creature with two gods in its family tree, Areion was bothskilled and powerful. The horse resisted being tamed, but could runfaster than any other horse in mythology.
"This horse is faster than the clouds, son," Adrastus said ofAreion before a chariot race. It was the boy's first time drivingAreion, and his father had warned him that the black horse neededneither bit nor bridle, neither spur nor voice. It would run, hehad been told, faster than he could imagine. And so it did. Areionlit out ahead of the other chariot races, pulling the son ofAdrastus faster than he'd ever wished to ride. The horse recognizedthat his passenger was lighter, so Areion swerved and dashed,whipping the chariot back and forth. The son of Adrastus won therace, but he never again asked to ride Areion, the fastest horse inthe land.