European - Winds (venti) play an important part in Greek and Roman myths, sometimes personified or deified. There are a number of variations in the names given to the winds, some of which are listed below: North: Aparctias.Aquilo(n). Boreas.Septentrio -east: Ap(h)eliotes.Caicias Meses.Solanus -north-west: Thra(s)cias -west: Argestes.Caurus.Chrus. Circius.Corus.Iapyx. Olympias.Sciron East: Ap(h)eliotes.Eurus South: Auster.Notus -east: Eurus.Phoenicias Volturnus -west: Afer ventus.Africus Auster.Notus West: Aquilo.Favonius Zephyr(us) -south-west: Libs In some accounts, they are the offspring of Aeolus and Eos. In others the benevolent winds are sons of Atraeus and Eos while the stormy winds are the offspring of Typhoeus. -Pacific Islands Winds are very important in the life of the Polynesians, fine sailors and fishermen. The north wind was Matuu, the south wind was Hakona Tipu or Tua-uo-Loa and the southwest wind was Tonga. A soft breeze was called Fisaga. Occasionally identified as wind.


North American - One of the Four Associated Gods of the Sioux. On occassion, referred to as Wind.

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