Gryphus was a son of Zeus. He was more handsome than Adonis and a natural leader. When he began to lead people away from the worship of the Olympians, Zeus punished him by turning him into a Minotaur and imprisoning him in a Labyrinth in Alturia. Gryphus remained imprisoned for one hundred years until Andius and Danion accidentally set him free. Gryphus was bent on revenge and in order to hurt Zeus he targeted Hercules. Hercules had to kill Gryphus to defeat him and as he died, Zeus transformed him back into his mortal appearance.