List of wind deities
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Further information: List of deities
There are many different gods of wind in different religions:
- 1 European Mythology
- 2 Semitic Mythology
- 3 American Mythology
- 4 Asian Mythology
- 5 Oceanic Mythology
- 6 Indo-European Mythology
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 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.
- Poseidon, God of the Ocean and brother of Zeus. He sent favorable winds for ships to sail.
- Zeus, King of the gods and Lord of the Sky. Also Supreme God of Weather, Rain, Thunderstorms and Lightning, Clouds and Winds.
- 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.
- Njord, in Norse mythology, is the god of the wind.
- The Four Dwarves or dvärgar (Norse dwarves), named Norðri, Suðri, Austri and Vestri
- The four stags of Yggdrasil, personify the four winds.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Ehecatotontli, gods of the breezes
- Ehecatl, god of wind.
- Mictlanpachecatl, god of the North wind.
- Tlalocayotl, god of the East wind.
- Vitztlampaehecatl, god of the South wind.
- Cihuatecayotl, god of the West wind.
- Tate, a wind god or Spirit in Lakota mythology
- Fei Lian, the Chinese wind god; Feng Bo is the human form of Fei Lian.
- Feng Yi, the Chinese wind goddess
- Feng Hao, General of the wind
- Han Zixian, Assistant wind goddess
- Tāwhirimātea, Māori god of weather, including thunder and lightning, wind, clouds and storms
Hindu or Vedic mythology
- 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.
- Vate (واته), the Iranian god of air, wind.
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- 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