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Traits Uncommon
Level 16

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary 2, pg(s). 10

Type Outsider
(aeon, extraplanar)
CR 16
Environment Any (Outer Sphere, Astral Plane[1])

Source: Bestiary 2, pg(s). 10

Bythos[2] are a race of aeons who act as guardians of time or planar travel, intervening in places where tears between realities have developed, or correcting individuals who have abused planar travel.[3]

On Golarion

Tasked with the maintenance of time and planar travel, bythos can theoretically appear on any plane of the Great Beyond, including the Material Plane on which Golarion is located. They are still rare in the extreme, and only exist in places where time itself is twisted, such as near large deposits of the skymetal horacalcum.[4] They are unique among aeons for primarily inhabiting the Astral Plane; other species of aeon disperse across the multiverse after their creation.[1] However, even they sometimes appear in Axis[5] and the Boneyard.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Brookes et al. (2018). Planar Adventures, p. 149. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-044-6
  2. The singular and plural of bythos are the same.
  3. Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 10. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5
  4. Brandon Hodge. (2013). The Dead Heart of Xin. The Dead Heart of Xin, p. 43–44. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-491-7
  5. Robert Brookes et al. (2018). Planar Adventures, p. 174. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-044-6
  6. Robert Brookes et al. (2018). Planar Adventures, p. 180. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-044-6