Anemoi

The Anemoi are Greek wind spirits. Brothers, they may manifest as actual winds or as winged men. Alternatively, they are horses kept in Aeolus’ stables. Most mythic sources describe Eos and Astraeus as their parents. (Some sources consider Astraeus to be another name for Aeolus.) The Anemoi are divided into two groups.

ANEMOI MAJOR

• Boreas: North Wind

• Eurus: East Wind

• Notus: South Wind

• Zephyr: West Wind

ANEMOI MINOR

• Apeliotes: Southeast Wind

• Kaikias: Northeast Wind

• Livos (Lips): Southwest wind

• Skiron (Skeiron): Northwest Wind

ORIGIN:

Greece

SEE ALSO:

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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