"sweet as the evening breeze of Boreas in the pleasant month of November "

Boreas and Orithya
Public DomainBoreas and Orithya - Credit: Heinrich Lossow (1840-1897)
Boreas is the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. His name means "Devouring One". He is characterised by physical strength and a violent temper.  He was often depicted as a winged old man with shaggy hair and beard, holding a conch shell and wearing a billowing cloak.  The ancient Athenians believed that he came to their aid during battles, raising the winds against their enemies.