Deities and personifications of seasons

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There are a number of deities associated with seasons and personifications of seasons in various mythologies, traditions, and fiction.

Winter[edit]

Spring[edit]

Summer[edit]

  • Áine, Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty, associated with the sun and midsummer
  • Auxo (Auxesia), a hora of spring, classic Ancient Greece
  • Damia, a hora of summer, early Ancient Greece
  • the Great Summer God (夏大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths

Autumn[edit]

  • Carpo (Καρπώ), Carpho or Xarpo, a hora of autumn, classic Ancient Greece
  • the Great Autumn God (秋大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths

Anemoi[edit]

In ancient Greek mythology Anemoi were the gods of wind, three of which were associated with seasons:

  • Boreas (Septentrio in Latin) was the north wind and bringer of cold winter air
  • Zephyrus or Zephyr (Favonius in Latin) was the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes
  • Notos (Auster in Latin) was the south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn

References[edit]

  1. ^ H. Nettleship ed., A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1891) p. 238
  2. ^ "Flora". Myth Index. 
  3. ^ source of Jarilio name in IAU Nomenclature