Pholos

Symposium, Pholos et.al. reclining. Detail from Arthenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. Basel. Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig BS 489. Photo. Mus. (D.Widmer)A senior Centaur in Arcadia, who entertained Herakles. They are often shown feasting together. The smell of the opened wine jar reached other Centaurs who return to attack Herakles (Centauromachy) in a scene often shown in art, sometimes with Pholos present.

Above: Symposium, Pholos et.al. reclining. Detail from Arthenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. Basel. Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig BS 489. Photo. Mus. (D.Widmer) © Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig. Basel.