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.