"the boisterous limbs of noisy Boreas, and the sharp-pointed nose of bitter-biting Eurus"
Tower of the Winds in Athens, showing Boreas (left) and Skiron (northwesterly wind) - Credit: mdoege
Eurus was one of four Anemoi
, the Greek wind gods, each of whom was ascribed a direction from which their wind came, and each of whom was associated with a particular season. They were sometimes represented as gusts of wind, and sometimes as winged men, or horses kept in the stables of the storm god Aeolus. Boreas was the north wind and bringer of winter air, Notus the south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn, and Zephyrus the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes. Eurus, the east wind, was the only one of the four without a specific season, as the Greek’s recognised three seasons rather than the modern four.