Sunday, April 15, 2018

Boreas / Βορειάς

watercolour  28.5x19cm

Boreas (Βορέας, Boréas; also Βορρᾶς, Borrhás)[7] was the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. Although normally taken as the north wind, the Roman writers Aulus Gellius and Pliny the Elder both took Boreas as a north-east wind, equivalent to the Roman Aquilo.[8] Boreas is depicted as being very strong, with a violent temper to match. He was frequently shown as a winged old man with shaggy hair and beard, holding a conch shell and wearing a billowing cloak.[1] Pausanias wrote that Boreas had snakes instead of feet, though in art he was usually depicted with winged human feet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemoi#Boreas