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Aeolus


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In Greek mythology, the god of the winds; in Homer's Odyssey, a mortal to whom Zeus had given command of the winds, and who in Virgil's Aeneid is shown as keeping them imprisoned in a cave. His name has given rise to the name of the Aeolian harp, a stringed instrument producing musical sounds on exposure to a current of air.

Subjects: Classical Studies — Religion.


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