The gentle Zephyrus married Flora, goddess of the springtime.
So does Hyacinthus live on; so do Apollo and Zephyrus still love and mourn their friend.
Zephyrus, god of the South Wind, had known him before Apollo crossed his path and had eagerly desired him for a friend.
But now comes in Zephyrus with the tidings that Hyacinthus is slain by Apollo.
Zephyrus, the welcome west wind, has a lap filled with spring flowers.
There comes Zephyrus, whispering love to Flora incarnate in the Lotus.
All the winds were noisy and fond of strife except Zephyrus, the youngest.
And by and by she commaunded Zephyrus by the appointment of her husband to bring them downe.
Flora (Flo′ra), goddess of flowers and gardens, was wife of Zephyrus.
The ocean rocked her lightly on its breast, and Zephyrus, the west wind, bore her gently toward the shore.