This image of Zephyrus
comes from a 1943
Greek airmail stamp.

Zephyrus, the west wind, is a gentle and benevolent force who brings the mild, wet spring weather. Note the flowers bundled in his robe. His mother is Eos, the goddess of the dawn and his wife is Iris, goddess of the Rainbow. Zephyrus' success in romance was mixed. He fell in love with Hyacinthus. When Apollo successfully courted her, Zephyrus sought revenge. Zephyrus redirected a discus thrown by Apollo so that it hit and killed Hyacinthus. Zephyrus was the winner in a rivalry with Boreas for the affection of Chloris (Flora).

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