Mythology & Beliefs: Zephyrus
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Zephyrus was one of several Winds.
Zephyrus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
（*Ze/furos), the personification of the west wind, is
described by Hesiod (Theog. 579) as a son of Astraeus and Eos.
Zephyrus and Boreas are frequently mentioned together by
Homer, and both dwelt together in a palace in Thrace. (Il.
9.5, Od. 5.295.) By the Harpy Podarge, Zephyrus became the
father of the horses Xanthus and Balius, which belonged to
Achilles (Hom. Il. 16.150, &c.); but he was married to
Chloris, whom he had carried off by force, and by whom he had
a son Carpus. (Ov. Fast. 5.197; Serv. ad Virg. Eclog. 5.48.)
On the sacred road from Athens to Eleusis, there was an altar
of Zephyrus. (Paus. 1.37.1.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman
biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Zephyrus in Wikipedia
Zephyrus, or just Zephyr (Greek: Ζέφυρος, Zéphuros, "the west
wind"), in Latin Favonius, is the Greek god of the west wind.
The gentlest of the winds, Zephyrus is known as the
fructifying wind, the messenger of spring. It was thought that
Zephyrus lived in a cave in Thrace...
If you notice a broken link or any error PLEASE report it by clicking HERE
© 1995-2016 Bible History Online