— It is said that Pope Nicholas I ordained that the figure of a rooster should be placed at the top of every church to remind people how Peter denied his Master.
— In Normandy, St. Antoine is held to be the patron saint of the wind.
— Two noblemen were strolling Scotland’s Pentland Hills in a strong wind. They complained of the wind to an old shepherd they met. The shepherd could find no fault with the wind, replying:
“Weel, it dries the tird (soil), it slockens (refreshes) the ewes, and it’s God’s will.”