H₂weh₁yú

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H₂weh₁-yú
Vayu Deva.jpg
Vayu, Vedic god of the wind, shown upon his antelope vahana.
Equivalents
Greek equivalentAnemoi
Roman equivalentVenti
Hinduism equivalentVayu
Zoroastrian equivalentVayu-Vata

H₂weh₁-yú is believed to be a god who controls the wind. He came from Proto Indo European Mythology and many cultures have gods that came from him.[1] His name comes from the Proto-Indo-European word for "blow".[2][1] In some traditions, he is shown as two gods who control different types of wind. Other cultures have similar gods, with names like Vayu-Vāta and Vāyu.[1] The god is also linked to the idea of giving and taking breath, which connects him to life and death.[3] Many Indo-European languages have words for wind that come from the same root as H₂weh₁-yú including the English wind.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 West, Martin L. (2007). Indo-European Poetry and Myth. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. pp. 263–264. ISBN 978-0-19-928075-9.
  2. Mallory, James P.; Adams, Douglas Q. (2006). The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-19-929668-2.
  3. https://journal.fi/store/article/view/43990/11044