List of wind deities

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The Hindu wind god, Vayu.

There are many different gods of wind in different religions:

European Mythology[edit]

Greek mythology[edit]

  • Aeolus, God and Ruler of the Winds
  • Anemoi, (in Greek, Ἄνεμοι — "winds") were Greek wind gods.
    • Boreas, god of the north wind and of winter.
    • Eurus, god of the unlucky east or southeast wind.
    • Notus, god of the south wind.
    • Zephyrus, god of the west wind.
    • Aparctias, another name for the north wind (not identified with Boreas).
    • Apheliotes, god of the east wind (when Eurus is considered southeast).
    • Argestes, another name for the west or northwest wind.
    • Caicias, god of the northeast wind.
    • Circios or Thraskias, god of the north-northwest wind.
    • Euronotus, god of the southeast wind.
    • Lips, god of the southwest wind.
    • Skeiron, god of the northwest wind.
  • Aura, divine personification of the Breeze.
  • Aurai, nymphs of the breezes. They were daughters of the Anemoi.

Roman mythology[edit]

  • Cardea, goddess of health, thresholds, door hinges and handles, associated with the wind
  • Venti, in Roman mythology (Latin, "winds") were the deities equivalent to the Greek Anemoi.

Norse mythology[edit]

Celtic mythology[edit]

  • Sídhe, or Aos Sí, were the pantheon of Pre-Christian Ireland. Sídhe is usually taken as 'faery folk' but it is also Old Irish for wind or gust.[1]

Slavic mythology[edit]

  • Stribog is the name of the Slavic god of winds, sky and air. He is said to be the ancestor (grandfather) of the winds of the eight directions.Striborg Battles Madame Pele in Hawaii 7/8/14

Semitic Mythology[edit]

Egyptian mythology[edit]

  • Amun, god of creation and the wind.
  • Shu, god of the wind and air.

Mesopotamian mythology[edit]

  • Enlil, the Mesopotamian/Sumerian god of air, wind, breadth, and loft
  • Ninlil, goddess of the wind and consort of Enlil
  • Pazuzu, the demon of the South-West wind and son of the god Hanbi in Assyrian and Babylonian mythology

American Mythology[edit]

Mayan mythology[edit]

Aztec mythology[edit]

Statue of Ehecatl, on display at INAH

Amerindian mythology[edit]

  • Tate, a wind god or Spirit in Lakota mythology

Asian Mythology[edit]

Japanese mythology[edit]

Chinese mythology[edit]

Oceanic Mythology[edit]

Maori mythology[edit]

  • Tāwhirimātea, Māori god of weather, including thunder and lightning, wind, clouds and storms

Indo-European Mythology[edit]

Hindu or Vedic mythology[edit]

  • Vayu, the Hindu God of Wind, Hanuman's father.
  • Maruts, attendants of Indra.
  • Rudras, followers of Rudra-Shiva.
  • Rudra, the Vedic wind or storm God.

Iranian mythology[edit]

  • Vate (واته), the Iranian god of air, wind. a god can make a cloud to a useful rain or a destroyer flood.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeats, William Butler, The Collected Poems, 1933 (First Scribner Paperback Poetry edition, 1996), ISBN 0-684-80731-9 "Sidhe is also Gaelic for wind, and certainly the Sidhe have much to do with the wind. They journey in whirling wind, the winds that were called the dance of the daughters of Herodias in the Middle Ages, Herodias doubtless taking the place of some old goddess. When old country people see the leaves whirling on the road they bless themselves, because they believe the Sidhe to be passing by." Yeats' Notes, p.454