Friday, January 20, 2012

Of the Gods: Aeros, God of the Air

Aeros is the lord of the sky and the winds. Millers, sailors, and those who rely on the harnessed power of wind call on him. His children are Boreus, Zephyrus, Eurus, and Notus.

The second day of the week is Aerosdag, recalling the second day of creation when the Void was filled.

John Constable

Jacob Isaackszoon van Ruisdael

Zachraiel was the Archon of Air. It was he who taught the art of sailmaking to men.

James Stuart

Near the major cities of Calabria are Temples of the Four Winds, each topped with a bronze weather vane depicting Aeros. The wand he holds points in the direction of the blowing wind.

The Festival of the Winds occurs in early spring. It is observed through the flying of kites, demonstrations of falconry, and the celebration of vocal music.

David Caspar Friedrich

Mountain tops and seashores are sites sacred to Aeros.

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