The Pyrippus symbolizes the "Dark Lord", the Lord of Darkness.
It is depicted as a giant horse in drawings, tapestry, and statues. One illustration depicts it with bat-like wings, hovering over a group of people and bearing down on them with what appear to be flames coming out of its mouth, but was actually drawing energy from all of them at once.
In Rise, Hades explained that how the Pyrippus had been depicted in the illustration made it appear as if it was breathing fire, but it was actually drawing chi. Later, Hades used the Pyrippus within Bo to feed off the entire Fae colony and all humans in the city.
- ROSETTE: It was foretold that with the death of The Una Mens, the Pyrippus would rise. – (Origin)
- BO: What's with the horse?
SISTER EPONA: The horse. The great and all-powerful. With dominion over life and death. Only the mighty will denote the worthy from the fallen. But if you find it....
BO: Find what?
SISTER EPONA: Your blood will destroy him. He must be protected.
BO: Protected from who?
SISTER EPONA: Succubus. You.
BO: What about me?
SISTER EPONA: Daughter's intentions are unclear.
BO: Pyrippus, is he...?
SISTER EPONA: Your father. – (Origin)
- "I am your Queen, whether you swear it or not, fool, and my true army cometh. I was bound by blood. I will bathe in it. Humans, Fae...all will bow before me. All will break beneath the power of the Pyrippus." – Dark Bo (Dark Horse)
- "Something big is coming! The Pyrippus!" – Trick (Dark Horse)
- In Greek mythology, when Hades captured Persephone and took her to the underworld he was riding a golden chariot drawn by four black immortal horses. Although the name Pyrippus does not appear in Greek or Roman mythology, it may be a reference to one of the horses.
- A "Pyrippus" might be an alteration of the Pegasus, the mythological flying horse; or a variation of the Gryphon.
- 3.09 The Ceremony
- 4.11 End of a Line
- 4.12 Origin
- 4.13 Dark Horse (mentioned only)
- 5.10 Like Father, Like Daughter
- 5.14 Follow the Yellow Trick Road
- 5.15 Let Them Burn
- 5.16 Rise