Curiosity got the best of me so I did some research on the winds. Being from Northern Montana wind was a given...it seemed to blow all the time! Here in Iowa the wind hasn't ever been as bad, that I can remember anyway, as it has these past few years. Wind turbines now dot the landscape north of Hwy 30...and after last night, I am sure energy was harvested!
Folklore has it that Zephyrus, Greek god of the west wind, It was the wind that ushered in Spring (when I read this I thought, there IS hope) "It was thought that Zephyrus lived in a cave in Thrace.
Zephyrus was reported as having several wives in different stories. He was said to be the husband of his sister Iris, the goddess of the rainbow. He abducted another of his sisters, the goddess Chloris, and gave her the domain of flowers. With Chloris, he fathered Carpus ("fruit"). He is said to have vied for Chloris's love with his brother Boreas, eventually winning her devotion. Additionally, with yet another sister and lover, the harpy Podarge (also known as Celaeno), Zephyrus was said to be the father of Balius and Xanthus, Achilles' horses.
One of the surviving myths in which Zephyrus features most prominently is that of Hyacinth. Hyacinth was a very handsome and athletic Spartan prince. Zephyrus fell in love with him and courted him, and so did Apollo. The two competed for the boy's love, but he 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. Apollo was furious, but Eros protected Zephyrus, as the act was committed in the name of love, on the condition that the wind god served Eros forever." (Wikipedia)
In further research I found "Skiron, or Skeiron, was the Greek god of the northwest wind. His name is related to Skirophorion, the last of the three months of spring in the Attic festival calendar. He is depicted as a bearded man tilting a cauldron, representing the onset of winter. His Roman counterpart is Caurus, or Corus. Corus was also one of the oldest Roman wind-deities, and numbered among the di indigetes ("indigenous gods"), a group of abstract and largely minornuminous entities." (Wikipedia)
I also found it interesting that there are even lesser winds...one of whom is Argestes, the clearing wind that blows from the same NW direction.
I am excited because whatever wind gods blew through here changed the energies calm, productive thought patterns and I once again can create the chapters in book 3.
I love mythology so this probably won't be the end of the information I share with you. Have a very productive Monday and please be careful out in this frigid weather. Leaving you with warm hugs and love.