Cardinal winds

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winds which blow from the cardinal points due north, south, east, or west.
See under Cardinal, a.

See also: Cardinal, Wind

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To begin with, Ovid's excursus on the cardinal winds (57-66) evokes Vergil's set piece on the cave of Aeolus in Aeneid 1.
15 Ovid also deviates from Vergil by treating the winds as inhabitants of the sky rather than of the Aeolian cave, and so appears to follow and expand upon the Homeric catalogue of cardinal winds at Od.