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

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1 Winter 2 Spring 3 Summer 4 Autumn 5 Anemoi 6 References

Winter[edit]

Auxesia, a hora of winter, early ancient Greece Beira, Queen of Winter, also Cailleach Bheur, a personification or deity of winter in Gaelic mythology Boreas (Βορέας, Boréas; also Βορρᾶς, Borrhás) was the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. His name meant "North Wind" or "Devouring One". His name gives rise to the adjective "boreal". Khione ((from χιών – chiōn, "snow") is the daughter of Boreas and Greek goddess of snow Ded Moroz
Ded Moroz
(literally "Grandfather Frost"), a Russian substitute of Santa Claus Father Winter – Albanian mythology[citation needed] Itztlacoliuhqui, deified personification of winter-as-death in Aztecan mythology Jack Frost the Great Winter God (冬大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths Morozko, from a Russian fairy tale, translated as Father Frost Old Man Winter[citation needed] Skaði
Skaði
(sometimes anglicized as Skadi, Skade, or Skathi) is a jötunn and goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains in Norse mythology Telchur is the Oeridian god of Winter, Cold, and the North Wind in the World of Greyhawk
World of Greyhawk
campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

Spring[edit]

Ēostre
Ēostre
or Ostara, the goddess of spring Many fertility deities are also associated with spring In Roman mythology, Flora was a Sabine-derived goddess of flowers[1] and of the season of spring[2] Jarylo (Cyrillic: Ярило or Ярила; Polish: Jaryło; Croatian: Jura or Juraj; Serbian: Jarilo; Slavic: Jarovit), alternatively Yarylo, Iarilo, or Gerovit, is a Slavic god of vegetation, fertility and springtime.[3] The ancient Greek goddess Persephone
Persephone
is associated with spring, among other things Thallo (Thalatte), a hora of spring, classic ancient Greece, corresponds to Flora the great Spring God (春大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths

Summer[edit]

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 Freyr, Norse god of summer, sunlight,life and rain

Autumn[edit]

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[edit] In ancient Greek mythology Anemoi
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[edit]

^ H. Nettleship ed., A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1891) p. 238 ^ "Flora". Myth Index.  ^ source of Jarilio name i

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