Spring has come: The Breeze of Zephyr

Zephyr or Zephyrus (Favonius) is the gentle God of Wind of the West and Spring especially if compared to the colder north wind, Boreas. The warm west wind brought the spring season. Even today the name of the god means a warm and light breeze. Zephyr is the fresh wind who brought the spring rains that were so valuable for awakening the nature.
Zephyr is the son of Astraeus and Eos, the Titan Goddess of the dawn and he is the brother of Boreas, Eurus and Notus. He was husband of Chloris; Goddess of Greenery. He is currently married to Iris, Goddess of Rainbow and Hope. With Iris he had a son, Pothos, the God of Sexual longing, Desire and Yearning and an attendant of Aphrodite.
Zephyr was the father of two immortal horses, Xanthus and Balius. Their mother was the Harpy, Podarge. Zephyr was attracted to the Harpy Podarge while she was grazing beside the Ocean after having transformed herself into a splendid young female horse. The gods gave the two horses, as a wedding present, to Peleus, the father of the famous hero Achilles. Xanthus and Balius became the loyal companions of Achilles helping him in numerous battles.
The “gentle” Zephyrus was a lover of Hyacinth. Hyacinth was a very handsome and athletic Spartan prince. Zephyrus fell in love with him and date him before Apollo came in the picture. When Apollo see Hyacinth; the two competed for the boy's love.  But in the end Hyacinth chose Apollo, driving Zephyrus mad with jealousy. Later, catching Apollo and Hyacinth throwing a discus, Zephyrus blew a gust of wind at them, striking the boy in the head with the falling discus. When Hyacinth died, Apollo created the hyacinth flower from his blood.
Currently Zephyrus is God of the Spring and Patron of the yard work and gardeners. He blow gentle breeze for Persephone's gardens and her blessing. Please enjoy the outdoors.


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Comments

  1. Can you tell/ ask Zephyr or Zephyrus that Texas needs more rain, PLEASE.

    Hugs
    Ray

    The Men Are HOT. I want the yard boy.

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