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01256--Boreas in Greek Mythology

Boreas in Greek Mythology


Boreas was the god of the North Wind in Greek mythology. He was the son of two important deities - Eos (goddess of the Dawn) and Astraeus (a Titan).  Abduction of Oreithyia is one the myths of Boreas in which he developed a passion for the beautiful daughter of King Erechtheus, but Oreithyia  didn't like him. As she was dancing one day Boreas happened to see her, and was filled with desire.   He carried away the lovely woman and made her his bride. The couple had two winged sons - Calais and Zetes.

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