God of the
north wind, Boreas was the only wind god with a cult in Athens. In 480 BC,
Boreas helped the Athenians in the battle at sea of Artemision against the
Persians because of his wife.
He had abducted and married princess Oreithyia, daughter of king Erechteus of Attica. Together they had two sons, the Boreads: Kalais and Zethes. They took part in the expedition of he Argonauts and were the ones to defeat the Harpies.