The north wind. According to mythology, he was the son of
Astræus, a Titan, and Eos, the morning, and lived in a cave of Mount
Hæmus, in Thrace. (Greek, boros, voracious; Boreas, the
north wind; Russian, boria, storm.)
“Cease, rude Boreas! blustering railer.”
Geo. Alex. Stevens.
“Omnia pontus haurit saxa vorax,” Lucan.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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