"a voice, which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence"

Boreas is the Greek god of the north wind, a mighty deity renowned for his savage and stormy ways: his very name means ‘devouring one.’ The son of Eos, goddess of the dawn, and the Titan Astraeus, he is one of the four cardinal wind-gods, or anemoi. Boreas is the bringer of winter and is often depicted with purple wings, a shaggy beard and billowing clothes. He carries a conch shell through which he blows out icy blasts of air that freeze the land and strip it bare.