Apus Major is a character in Dragon Quest IX. He is a some what major character in the beginning of the game but his role's importance decreases as the story progresses. He is the elderly leader of the Celestrians and lives atop the Observatory. Celestrians are required to report to him after they return from their duties in the Protectorate. He follows the Hero to the Realm of the Almighty along with Stella and Sterling.
The word 'Apus' means 'Eagle' or 'Paradise'.