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Tower of the Winds

 

 

Tower of Wings
It was build by the Syrian astronomer Andronikos Kyrrestes,
in the second century BC, as a weather vane and water clock, and stands
 inside the Roman Agora. Its external frieze depicts faces of the eight winds.

 

North
ΒΟΡΕΑΣ (North).
He blows the cold north wind
through a large shell.

 

North East
ΚΑΙΚΙΑΣ (North East).
He throws a basket of hailstones
on those below.

East
ΑΠΕΛΙΟΤΗΣ (East).
A young man bringing
fruits and grain.

 

South East
ΕΥΡΟΣ (South East).
An old man with beard
is wrapped in a cloak.

 

South
ΝΟΤΟΣ (South).
Bearer of rain, he empties
a pot of water.

 

South West
ΛΙΨ (South West).
He holds the stern of a ship
as he steers.
 

West
ΖΕΦΥΡΟΣ (West).
A semi naked young man
scattering flowers.
 

North West
ΣΚΙΡΩΝ (North West).
He scatters glowing ashes
from a bronze vessel.
 

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