Boreas is the god of the North Wind. He is the brother of the other winds (Zephyrus, Notus and Eurus) and the Astra Planeta (the planets). Boreas is the father of Khione by the nymph Oreithiya. His Roman counterpart is Aquilo
Boreas and his brother Zephyrus enjoyed travelling to Troy and impregnating the mares on the plains. Two children of Boreas who have wings, help the Argonauts on their journeys.