This wind is referenced as symbolism in mythology, poetry and literature. In Native American Iroquois culture, the east wind is said to be brought by the Moose, whose coming back stronger pdf blows the grey mist and sends down cold rains upon the earth. In chapter 41 of Genesis, the pharaoh’s dream, that is interpreted by Joseph, describes seven ears of grain blasted by the east wind. In chapters 10 and 14 of Exodus, the east wind is summoned by Moses to bring the locusts that plague Egypt and to part the Red Sea so that the Children of Israel can escape pharaoh’s armies.
Several other references exist, most associating the east wind with destruction. Often, this destruction is of the wicked by God. The east wind is a destructive wind which originates in the east, the symbolic direction of Deity’s presence. Poppins arrives at the Banks’ house carried by the East Wind, but warns the children that she will only stay until the wind changes.
There’s an east wind coming, Watson. You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There’s an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared. I will say naught of it. That is as it should be,” said Aragorn.