Deities and personifications of seasons
There are a number of deities associated with seasons and personifications of seasons in various mythologies, traditions, and fiction.
- Auril the Frostmaiden, is the goddess of cold and winter in the Forgotten Realms, for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.
- Auxesia, a hora of winter, early Ancient Greece
- Beira, Queen of Winter, also Cailleach Bheur, a personification or deity of winter in Gaelic mythology
- Boreas (Βορέας, Boréas; also Βορρᾶς, Borrhás) was the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. His name meant "North Wind" or "Devouring One". His name gives rise to the adjective "boreal".
- Khione ((from χιών - chiōn, "snow") is the daughter of Boreas and Greek goddess of Snow
- Ded Moroz (literally "Grandfather Frost"), a Russian substitute of Santa Claus
- Father Winter
- Itztlacoliuhqui, deified personification of winter-as-death in Aztecan mythology
- Jack Frost
- the Great Winter God (冬大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths
- Morozko, from a Russian fairy tale, translated as Father Frost
- Old Man Winter
- Skaði (sometimes anglicized as Skadi, Skade, or Skathi) is a jötunn and goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains in Norse mythology
- Telchur is the Oeridian god of Winter, Cold, and the North Wind in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.
- Ēostre or Ostara, the goddess of spring
- Many fertility deities are also associated with spring
- In Roman mythology, Flora was a Sabine-derived goddess of flowers and of the season of spring
- Jarylo (Cyrillic: Ярило or Ярила; Polish: Jaryło; Croatian: Jura or Juraj; Serbian: Jarilo; Slavic: Jarovit), alternatively Yarylo, Iarilo, or Gerovit, is a Slavic god of vegetation, fertility and springtime.
- The Ancient Greek goddess Persephone is associated with spring, among other things
- Thallo (Thalatte), a hora of spring, classic Ancient Greece, corresponds to Flora
- the great Spring God (春大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths
- Áine, Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty, associated with the sun and midsummer
- Auxo (Auxesia), a hora of spring, classic Ancient Greece
- Damia, a hora of summer, early Ancient Greece
- the Great Summer God (夏大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths
- Carpo (Καρπώ), Carpho or Xarpo, a hora of autumn, classic Ancient Greece
- the Great Autumn God (秋大神), of Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals), originated from the Chinese folk beliefs and myths
In ancient Greek mythology Anemoi were the gods of wind, three of which were associated with seasons:
- Boreas (Septentrio in Latin) was the north wind and bringer of cold winter air
- Zephyrus or Zephyr (Favonius in Latin) was the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes
- Notos (Auster in Latin) was the south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn