The North Wind
“‘I have to shape myself in various ways to various people. But the heart of me is true. People call me by dreadful names, and think they know all about me.
But they don’t. Sometimes they call me Bad Fortune, sometimes Evil Chance, sometimes Ruin; and they have another name for me which they think the most dreadful of all…

(Excerpt from At the Back of the North Wind, by George MacDonald, 1886)
The North Wind, personified in both older and contemporary stories, is a bringer of natural change. This is usually exemplified in delivering colder climates and inhospitable weather, signifying the final season of winter as well as seeing out the last chapters of life, to make way for rebirth and new beginnings.


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