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Greek Gods and Goddess: Boreas

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Introduction to Boreas

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Boreas and the myths and legends surrounding Boreas, Boreas relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Boreas

God of the North, or North-East Wind? The bringer cold air and winter, he had great strength combined with a violent temper. He is generally depicted as an old man with unkempt hair and beard, holding a conch shell and dresses in a billowing cloak, and having wings, both on his back and feet. There is some contention over whether Boreas was the North, or Northeast wind as Aulus Gellius and Pliny the Elder, consider Boreas the equivalent of the Roman wind god Aquilo, but I think they are confused, as a wind blowing directly from the North was called Septentrio.

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