(the north wind), in Greek mythology, was a Titan, the son of Astreus and Aurora, one of the four winds (his brothers were Zephyrus and Notus). He was reckoned among the benefactors of hot countries, because his breath brought refreshing and rain. His dwelling was a cave of the Rhiphean mountain-range, in the country of the Hyperboreans. He was highly venerated by the Athenians, and a small temple was erected in honor of him, because he had damaged the fleet of Xerxes. He loved the daughter of the Attican king Erechtheus, Orithyia, who presented him also with a daughter, Cleopatra, who married Phineus, king of Salmydessus, in Thrace, the son of the Phoenician king, Agenor. Chloris also was betrayed by him. The nymph Pitys, however, refusing his favor, was hurled, out of jealousy, against a rock, so that she died. Many of the most famous steeds of antiquity are indebted to him for their existence. On the Temple of the Winds. at Athens, he was represented as a bearded man; his dress reminds of the cold which he brings, his sea-horn of the peculiar sounid which the blowing of this wind produces.

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