Apr 2, 2014

B is for Boreas #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #2: Boreas

Boreas was the god of the north wind, one of the four directional wind-gods, the Anemoi. He was depicted as a bearded, purple-winged deity, and often he was pictured with bloated cheeks ready to blow his wind. Old maps, like the one below, often portrayed the Anemoi as directional markers.

And guess what? Boreas was also the god of winter. So yes, dude is to blame for this never-ending winter season. Got gripes? Take 'em out on this guy.



Happy B to Z, luvs!



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9 comments:

  1. Good morning from England (UK)! I would have happily traded you some of our torrential rain for your snow this winter. The world seems to have the balance wrong in terms of weather everywhere.

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    1. It's rained plenty too but the random snowfalls are creeping me out, lol

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  2. Sounds intriguing. I loved the book cover, too bad it's not for AUS

    Rajlakshmi
    #atozchallenge

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  3. I love your theme. I will be searching for plot and character fodder here. I've been having so much fun digging up lesser known gods and goddesses and spinning new stories around them.

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  4. Also UK here and it's been pretty odd weather here. Today has been pretty blowy, so I know who to blame!

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  5. I love your theme! I'm always trying to find out new things about the different forms of mythology.

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  6. Oh! This is fantastic! I love mythology and started getting into it again after my daughter declared her love of Disney's Hercules *vomit* and I was determined to point all that was wrong with it. (I do like the sings though lol)

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  7. I totally want to file a claim with this guy about winter!

    ~Patricia Lynne~
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    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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  8. I always wondered about that guy's face on old maps! Thanks for clearing up that mystery. Now, if we can just get rid of snow in spring, I'll be happy.

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