Nins, Eomis, Wudrit and Sidhr
The Four Winds are often depicted in iconography as a tangled cross of conflicting knots, or sometimes four siblings at play. Nins, the youngest and a girl, brings spritely, cooling breezes from the North on sweltering summer days. Eomis, the eldest son, sulks hot and angry from the East as his breath wilts flowers and suppresses creativity. Wudrit, a shy weeping lad, brings rains from the West after his brother has been cruel to him. And Sidhr, the stern and thoughtful, sweeps the skies clear with her icy insight spoken from the South.
The relationship of the siblings is a complex affair, kept track of by priests who are constantly second-guessing each other’s assertions. There are strong connections observed between the Four Breaths and Yaemathwe, and she is often described as the harried mother of the four children in myths and legend.