Thursday, December 2, 2010

ARTFUL THURSDAY: Boreas- When The Cold Wind Blows

Since it is beginning to get cold here in south-east United States, and has already gotten cold in many parts of the northern hemisphere, Boreas came to mind for this week's Artful Thursday.

Boreas is the vicious, winged Greek God of the North Wind and Winter. With inky hair and beard spiked with ice, he swept down upon the Earth, chilling the air with his icy breath. Here's a bit of trivia: One of his children is Khione, the Goddess of Snow. Predictable. But, two of his other offspring, the twins Zetes and Calais, accompanied Jason of Iolkos on his mythic Quest for the Golden Fleece.

And now for images of Boreas. Enjoy.