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In Greek mythology, Notus was the south wind, brother of Eurus, Boreas and Zephyrus (together, the brothers are the Anemoi, the Winds). Generally personified as the desiccating hot wind associated with the rising of Sirius after midsummer; he brought storms in autumn and was feared as a destroyer of crops. His Roman mythological equivalent was Auster, who was the sirocco wind, bringing heavy cloud cover and fog or humid head. Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ... Wind is the quasi-horizontal movement of air (as opposed to an air current) caused by a horizontal pressure gradient force. ... Eurus, or Euros was a god in Greek mythology, one of the Anemoi the Winds, representing the unlucky east wind that brought warmth and rain. ... There was one person and one god known as Boreas in Greek mythology. ... Zephyr and Hyakinth; Attic red figure cup from Tarquinia, circa 480 BCE. Boston Museum of Fine Arts. ... The position of Sirius Sirius (α CMa / α Canis Majoris / Alpha Canis Majoris) is the brightest star in the nighttime sky, with a visual apparent magnitude of −1. ... Midsummer celebration, Åmmeberg, Sweden Midsummer, or Litha as it was known by the ancient Germanic peoples and to this day by modern Pagans, refers the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the religious celebrations that accompany it. ... Autumn (fall in North America) is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition between summer and winter. ... Roman mythology can be considered as two parts. ... Auster Autocrat from 1952 For the Roman god of the south wind, see Notus. ...


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