APELIOTES The god of the East Wind appears as a clean-shaven man, holding a cloak full of fruit and grain.
Now the Winds assembled within the house of storm-blowing Zephyros were taking part in a feast, and Iris paused in her running and stood on the stone doorsill; but they, when their eyes saw her, sprang to their feet, and each one asked her to sit beside them.But she refused to be seated and spoke the word to them : ‘I must not sit down.The female counterparts of the Anemoi were the Aellai Harpyiai (Harpies).Mated with the Winds they produced many swift, immortal horses.Boreas and Zephyrus, at the invitation of Iris, forthwith hastened across the Thracian sea into Asia, to cause the fire to blaze. 378, &c., 869, &c.), the beneficial winds, Notus, Boreas, Argestes, and Zephyrus, were the sons of Astraeus and Eos, and the destructive ones, as Typhon, are said to be the sons of Typhoeus. § 1.) Zephyrus had an altar on the sacred road to Eleusis. And after these Erigenia (the Early-Born) [Eos] bare the star Eosphorus (Dawn-bringer) [i.e.
Later, especially philosophical writers, endeavoured to define the winds more accurately, according to their places in the compass. 6), besides the four principal winds (Boreas or Aparctias, Euris, Notus, and Zephyrus) mentions three, the Meses, Caicias, and Apeliotes. the planet Venus], and the gleaming stars with which heaven is crowned." [N. In the time of Hesiod, the Greek recognized only three seasons--spring, summer and winter.He stood apart from the pyre and made his prayer to the two winds Boreas and Zephryos (Zephyrus), north wind and west, and promised them splendid offerings, and much outpouring from a golden goblet entreated them to come, so that the bodies might with best speed burn in the fire and the timber burst into flame.And Iris, hearing his prayer, went swiftly as messenger to the Winds for him.The master and ruler of all the winds is Aeolus, who resides in the island Aeolia (Virg. 281.) Homer mentions by name Boreas (north wind), Eurus (east wind), Notus (south wind), and Zephyrus (west wind).When the funeral pile of Patroclus could not be made to burn, Achilles promised to offer sacrifices to the winds, and Iris accordingly hastening to them, found them feasting in the palace of Zephyrus in Thrace. § 1.) "And Eos (Dawn) bare to Astraios (Astraeus, the Starry) the strong-hearted Anemoi (Winds), brightening Zephyros (Zephyrus, the West Wind), and Boreas (the North Wind), headlong in his course, and Notos (Notus, the South Wind).Between Eurus and Notus (Notos) there is only one, the Euroauster (Euronotus); between Notus and Favonius (Zephyrus) are marked Austro-Africus (Libonotus), and Africus (Lips); and between Favonius and Septentrio we find Chrus (Iapyx) and Circius (Thracius). The winds were represented by poets and artists in different ways; the latter usually represented them as beings with wings at their heads and shoulders (Ov. All these eight figures have wings at their shoulders, all are clothed, and the peculiarities of the winds are indicated by their bodies and various attributes. 117.) Boreas had a temple on the river Ilissus in Attica (Herod. These are a god-sent kind, and a great blessing to men; but the others blow fitfully upon the seas." [N. Here the seasonal winds are clearly distinguished from the storm winds.] "[The funeral of Akhilleus' (Achilles') friend Patroklos (Patroclus) :] The pyre of the dead Patroklos would not light.