Deities and personifications of seasons

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There are a number of deities associated with seasons and personifications of seasons in various mythologies, traditions, and fiction.

Winter

Spring

Summer

  • Áine, Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty, associated with the sun and midsummer
  • Auxo (Auxesia), a hora of spring, classic Ancient Greece
  • Damia, a hora of summer, early Ancient Greece
  • the Great Summer God (夏大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths

Autumn

  • Carpo (Καρπώ), Carpho or Xarpo, a hora of autumn, classic Ancient Greece
  • the Great Autumn God (秋大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths

Anemoi

In ancient Greek mythology Anemoi were the gods of wind, three of which were associated with seasons:

  • Boreas (Septentrio in Latin) was the north wind and bringer of cold winter air
  • Zephyrus or Zephyr (Favonius in Latin) was the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes
  • Notos (Auster in Latin) was the south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn

References

  1. ^ H. Nettleship ed., A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1891) p. 238
  2. ^ "Flora". Myth Index. 
  3. ^ source of Jarilio name in IAU Nomenclature
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