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The Boreads (Ancient Greek: Βορεάδαι) are the twin sons of Boreas, the god of the north wind in Greek mythology. Their names are Calaïs and Zethes (Greek: Κάλαϊς and Ζήτης).


They were the sons of Boreas and Oreithyia, daughter of King Erechtheus of Athens. They were described as being able to run as fast as the wind or able to fly, due to having large wings either on their feet or backs. They were Argonauts, joining Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece.

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