God of Wind seems to exist around the period of the natural divinities in Mycenaean Greece.


A Priestess of the Winds came from the Mycenaean Knossos which is mentioned in the Linear Script B. Such function in the Knossos stronghold which is giving us the testimony of the fact that the cult of the winds was an important part and it has some gods also who used to exist in that period.

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With the word, God of Wind we identified or dress god as God of Wind this is so as because of the wind or air we can take the breath, in fact, we able to take breathe and without breath, we will be unable to take the breath, and eventually we will die.

So this obviously winds or air is identified as God as per Roman mythology. Interestingly, in Hinduism also we worship wind or air as the Pawan Dev.

Hesiod referred about the 3 such as God of Wind by their names; they are Boreas who is the north wind, Zephyrus, the west wind, while Eurus is the east or southeast wind, he also used the surname Argestus who is said to be the bearer of the brightness.

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South wind regarded as the Greeks Notus who is also worshiped by people in the early times.

At the period of the ancient time, a divine family of the winds was increasing around in the 8 members.

Above and beyond Zephyrus, Boreas, Eurus, and Notus another four members were mentioned, but they never became famous.

Apeliotus – was the southeast wind, Lips – the southwest wind, Skeiron, the northeast wind that collective with the Attic month June and July – Skiroforion and positively and certainly kaikias, the northwest air from the Greek word like “badness”.

The myth is the aphorism that the God of Wind, the children of Astraeus, the God of Night-skyand father of stars and the Goddess of Eos.

As per Homer, a leader over the air was the King Aeolus. The winds beaten as his instruments, he kept them locked, and he let them go out when required the God.

Athenian King Erechtheus

The conventional authors and they’re shatterproof the cult of air in the various places of Greece.

All people, individually considered that the air should be worshiped, which determined the weather at a particular period of the time and year too.

All Athenians exquisite Boreas, who as per the myth kidnaped Oreithyia, the daughter of the Athenian king Erechtheus.

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They construct a temple to Boreas near the river Ulysses as people believed that it was the North Wind which helps people to defeat the Persian formation.

The Spartans waiting for the east wind Eurus which is also said to be delightful rain, and they are regarded him as the Savior of Sparta.

The God of Wind is sometimes regarded as the personifications of men with their wings, but normally it has some various appearances and attributes Anyway.

In this category, a man with wings was stimulated by the Near-Eastern iconography and their faith in Ramman, the god of wind, thunder, and storms, actually arrived at the Syrian mythology as Adad-Ramman.

This winged Nature-god symbolizes on the Near-Eastern cylindrical seals from 15th century BCE, which was founded in the Mycenaean necropolis of Parati.

Pictures of the Wind-god have some Greek Black-figured vases from 6th century BCE, and this is discerns that between some miniature ivory figures, representing some mythological events, this image can be also identified, but such illustrations irregular anyway.

Post the Greek-Persian Wars, those images displaying the God of The Wind and specially Boreas turn to be much popular and familiar.

Because of an interest of the Athenians in Boreas, the myth which is related to the North Wind and Oreithyia was in fashion on the Greek Red-figure ornaments awaiting the Late Classical period.

Boreas – the coldest and mighty wind – was shown in a dramatic pose, dressed in a little cloth, which was moving around his body, the same as his curling hair and beard like flying. Eventually, this curly hair and beard were shown with the spikier.

The vase-painters pictured small wings around his legs, but Pausanias has stated that the Lord had snake-tails and not normal feet.

Anyway, his sons who Zetes and Kalais are the comrades of Jason in the Argo and became winged when they turn adults and they have performed again with these small wings around legs.

Zephyrus, the west wind, was good and a pleasant one. People regarded him the supporter of the plants as he brought moisture for them.

He illustrated as a young man with a handsome face and grooved hair while keeping flowers and fruit in his light covering that is surrounded towards his body. Eventually, he was named as Favonius by the Romans.

The south wind Notus was termed as the dynamic, stormy and dangerous wind mainly when seamen were sailing.

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The Greeks were scared of him, mainly when he blew together with the north wind. Notus is shown as a young, beardless man with long hair, covered by short mantle with one open arm. He kept in his hands a container for water – hydria which is said to give a way of the rain was gushing out.

Eurus, the east wind, was regarded as to provide the bad storms, but he was somehow kind to the people than his siblings Boreas and Notus.

He also was wearing a small mantle girdling his body. He just described as a curly-headed man with an unclean beard but he looks somehow sad.

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Seldom he was called Apeliotus, and the Romans regarded him as the Vulturnus.

Apeliotus was, actually, the name for the southeast wind, which was as per beliefs delivered the fresh rain to the people. So they pictured him as a curly-hair man with a kind expression, dressed in a light cloth and keeping his draping fabrics some flowers. And his brother Lips who was Lukewarm southwest wind also believed to bring the rain and thunder.

Athenians Skeiron

The Athenians Skeiron was named after the northwest wind. As per the Pausanias, it was a cute wind, which was leaving over the Skeins’ cliffs and Molourian rocks to the ocean. The name Skelton derived from the mythological events, combined with the king’s son of Megara, who signified as an honest man, but as per the other myths, Skeiron was a robber.

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Theseus, when he seized Eleusis, killed him and then installed in his honor the Isthmian Games under the shelter of Poseidon who is termed as the God of Sea.

Kaikias, the northeast wind, was actually infamous in Greece as the recipient of snow, coldness, and blizzards. So, he took this name and why he had this image.

He expressed as a man with the stern and various features in his face, with a long hair and a beard. Hail is bleeding out from his round vessel, is something catches eyeballs.

To see all the images of the Wind-Gods together, just look at the Tower of the Winds in Athens, near of the Roman Agora. The tower, which was built at around the 1st century BCE with an Horologionas time-clock by the Syrian designer Andronicus Cyrrhestes, was built on the ground-plan of the 8 angles.

The reliefs of the eight anthropomorphisms of the winds are embellishing the fries, in which from every applicable and relevant side a meticulous or particular god-wind with his name represented or shown.

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