When Goliath and his companions came to New Olympus on the Avalon World Tour, he presided over Elisa's trial. While he bore her no ill will, in contrast to most of his many subjects, he recognized the potential danger that she might pose to his people, and so decreed that she be kept on the island whilst allowing the Gargoyles and their pet beast sanction to leave New Olympus if they so choose .
Later on, however, after Elisa helped prevent Proteus from destroying New Olympus, he revoked his decree and gave her permission to depart ("The New Olympians").
Boreas looks much like Zeus as traditionally depicted in classical art, a dignified bearded man, but with wings. He bears a great staff tipped with crossed lightning bolts, and which can deliver a thunder-bolt at will. Boreas has two sons, Kalais and Xetes, one of whom will join Jove's faction after the New Olympians make contact with the outside world.
Goliath apparently found him reasonable. A just ruler, Boreas does not allow past prejudices of his race against humanity cloud his better judgement. However, Boreas is capable of taking drastic action should the need arise; and like Goliath, when infuriated, the leader of New Olympus displays a wrath terrible to behold. Fortunately, compared to the Gargoyle, Boreas has much more success in keeping his anger in check, making such outbursts brief and quick.
Real World History
Boreas was named after the god of the north wind in Greek mythology. His appearance as a winged human may be derived from the fact that, in the Greek myths, Boreas had two sons by the Athenian princess Oreithiya, Calais and Zetes, who both appeared as winged men. They accompanied Jason and the Argonauts on the Quest for the Golden Fleece, and delivered King Phineus from the harpies that tormented him by stealing his food daily. However, the Boreas of Gargoyles in other matters, as mentioned above, resembles Zeus much more closely in appearance and function in New Olympian society.
1. Awakening 2. Awakening, Part Two 3. Awakening, Part Three 4. Awakening, Part Four 5. Awakening, Part Five 6. The Thrill of the Hunt 7. Temptation 8. Deadly Force 9. Enter MacBeth 10. The Edge 11. Long Way to Morning 12. Her Brother's Keeper 13. Reawakening
1. Leader of the Pack 2. Metamorphosis 3. Legion 4. A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time 5. The Mirror 6. The Silver Falcon 7. Eye of the Beholder 8. Vows 9. City of Stone, Part One 10. City of Stone, Part Two 11. City of Stone, Part Three 12. City of Stone, Part Four 13. High Noon
14. Outfoxed 15. The Price 16. Revelations 17. Double Jeopardy 18. Upgrade 19. Protection 20. The Cage 21. Avalon, Part One 22. Avalon, Part Two 23. Avalon, Part Three 24. Shadows of the Past 25. Heritage 26. Monsters
27. Golem 28. Sanctuary 29. M.I.A. 30. Grief 31. Kingdom 32. The Hound of Ulster 33. Walkabout 34. Mark of the Panther 35. Pendragon 36. Eye of the Storm 37. The New Olympians 38. The Green 39. Sentinel
40. Bushido 41. Cloud Fathers 42. Ill Met By Moonlight 43. Future Tense 44. The Gathering, Part One 45. The Gathering, Part Two 46. Vendettas 47. Turf 48. The Reckoning 49. Possession 50. Hunter's Moon, Part One 51. Hunter's Moon, Part Two 52. Hunter's Moon, Part Three
1. The Journey 2. Ransom 3. Runaways 4. Broadway Goes Hollywood 5. A Bronx Tail 6. The Dying Of The Light 7. And Justice For All 8. Genesis Undone 9. Generations 10. ...For It May Come True 11. To Serve Mankind 12. Seeing Isn't Believing 13. Angels In The Night
SLG comic books
Gargoyles #1. Clan Building Chapter One: Nightwatch Gargoyles #2. Clan Building Chapter Two: The Journey Gargoyles #3. Clan Building Chapter Three: Invitation Only Gargoyles #4. Clan Building Chapter Four: Masque Gargoyles #5. Clan Building Chapter Five: Bash Gargoyles #6. Clan Building Chapter Six: Reunion Gargoyles #7. Clan Building Chapter Seven: The Rock Gargoyles #8. Clan Building Chapter Eight: Rock & Roll Gargoyles #9. Clan Building Chapter Nine: Rock of Ages Gargoyles #10. Clan Building Chapter Ten: The Gate Gargoyles #11. Clan Building Chapter Eleven: Tyrants Gargoyles #12. Clan Building Chapter Twelve: Phoenix
Bad Guys #1. Strangers Bad Guys #2. The Lost Bad Guys #3. Estranged Bad Guys #4. Louse Bad Guys #5. Strangled Bad Guys #6. Losers