Greek Mythology 101
1 September 2008
The force Wind is an external power, who is a strong, playful and innocent character.
Wind is neuter. It has the strength of a young growing boy, but the gentle touch and grace of a small girl.
Wind’s main characteristic is it’s childlike innocence. This naivety influences all it’s actions and emotions. Now, when I say innocence I mean, free from moral wrong, not corrupt, simple, and naive.
Usually, Wind is content to dance and play with its companions Heat and Cold. But, if Heat and Cold are too forceful with Wind, it will go into a temper tantrum reminiscent of a child banging pots and pans as it cries for not getting it’s way. We see Wind’s temper tantrums as hurricanes and tornadoes. In the process, Wind obliviously destroys crops, landmarks, homes and etc. Although, none of these events ever phase its conscience since it is only concerned with how it feels at the present moment and rarely anything else. On the other hand, when Wind is in a good mood, these characteristics bring us joy. We can see it twirl up and play with small piles of leaves in her long fingers, or enjoy her hair rush against our skin on a hot summer day. Even though we can enjoy its presence, Wind is never truly conscience of our company or simply just does not care.
Wind is tall with long limbs, which undulate in thickness. It’s shape vaguely holds the form of a bipedal being with an ever-growing number of arms. It’s transparent, light bodyweight allows it to flow or swim smoothly through the air. Except, Wind does not propel itself by moving it’s legs, but instead gracefully and easily pulls itself along with its abundance of arms.
Wind truly has no purpose except to play; everything else is accidental.