The Greek god of the east wind, or rather, the southeast wind which brings oppressive warmth and rain and severe thunderstorms. He is one of the Anemoi. Eurus' symbol is an inverted vase, spilling water, symbolizing rain.

His Roman counterpart is Vulturnus.


Eurus is represented on the Tower of the Winds with his hair flying back, a tangled beard, and a scowling look. He is clad in a long garment, the folds of which he holds threateningly before his face.



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