The god of the east wind, beneficial to farmers because it brings refreshing rains. In pure Latin, Subsolanus.
Apeliotes is allegorically depicted as cheerful youth, with curly hair, and wearing gumboots. In his mantle he carries the first fruits of the year.
- Pierer's Universal-Lexikon, Band 1. (1857). Altenburg, p. 598.
- Bonnerjea, Biren. (1920). A Dictionary of Superstitions and Mythology. Thomson Gale.
- Catullus, xvi, 3.
- Pliny. The Natural History ii, 47; xviii, 77.