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|align="left"|<font face="Monotype corsiva" size="4" color="#34393b">'''Home'''</font>
 
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Αίολος


Aeolus


Gender Male
Status Immortal
Home Lipara Islands

Chicago
Mountains West of Omaha

Weapons Wind

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Aeolus Greek god of winds (also spelled as Aiolos or Aeolos) was the son of Hippotes. He kept all the winds inside a mountain, on a floating island called Aeolis or Aeolia, which was also surrounded by a bronze wall. In fact, he was the king of this island, who had been made "keeper of the winds" by Zeus.
Wind
When Odysseus arrived on his island, king Aeolus gave him hospitality for one month, and before his departure, he gave Odysseus a bag which contained all the winds, but one, Zephyros, the western wind, which was not put into the bag, so as to gently push their ship towards the island of Ithaca.
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During the trip, Odysseus steered the ship all the time. When they finally caught glimpse of the coast of Ithaca, he fell asleep. His men took advantage of that and opened the bag, thinking it would be full of gold and silver. Thus, all the winds got out and the storm created by them pushed the ship back to the island of Aeolia.
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When Aeolus saw Odysseus again, he understood that the gods were against him, so he refused to help him again and told him to leave the island forever.

Leaves blowing

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