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Small 18thC diagrams of ancient Greek Wind Gods.

Small 18thC diagrams of ancient Greek Wind Gods.

Septemtrio, Ortus, Meridies, Occasus. Boreas, Eurus, Notus, Zephyrus. Compass Winds in ancient Greece. The upper diagram shows the directions of North, East, South and West (clockwise), and the directional names between these. In the lower diagram, also around a sphere representing the earth, day and night, the major winds from these directions are shown with Greek and Latin names, as well as secondary winds between them.

The Anemoi wind gods blew from different directions and were associated with different seasons and weather conditions. The four chief Anemoi were Boreas (Aquilo in Latin) from the north, bringer of cold winter air, Zephyrus (Favonius in latin) from the west, the bringer of light spring and early summer breezes, Notos (Auster in Latin) from the south, the bringer of storms in late summer and autumn, and Eurus (Subsolanus), from the east (sometimes south-east) who was not governed by seasons.

18th century horizontally folded page measuring 207 x 105mm (8 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches).

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