Boreas

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Boreas

The ancient Greek name for the north wind (now also borras).

Being cold and stormy, it is represented on the Tower of the Winds in Athens by a warmly clad old man carrying a conch shell (probably to represent the howling of the wind). The term may originally have meant "wind from the mountains," thus the present use of bora.

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