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Zephyr, the Wind of the West in Greek mythology
"Flora And Zephyr" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1875),

Zephyr was the gentle wind of the west and the interceder between the World of the living and the Underworld. Zephyr was the fresh wind who brought the spring rains that were so valuable for awakening the nature.

Zephyr was the son of Astraeus and Eos, the goddess of the dawn and he was the father of the spring flowers. His mate was Podarge and together they created the two immortal horses of Achilles, Xanthus and Balius

Zephyrus was the wind that guided Aphrodite to the sea of Paphos when she was born and the only wind Odysseus allowed helping him find his way to Ithaca.





Winds in Greek Mythology

Aeolos

the Ruler of the Winds

Boreas

North Wind

Euros

East Wind

Notos

South Wind

Zephyr

West Wind