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This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Zéphuros (Ζέφυρος)”, meaning “Zephyrus, Zephyr, the west wind”. Finally the name derives from the word “zófos (ζόφος)”, meaning “west, dark region, darkness (where the sun sets)”. In Greek mythology, Zephyrus was the personification of the west wind and the bringer of light spring and early summer breezes; his Roman equivalent was Favonius. In the myth of Cupid and Psyche, Zephyrus was the attendant of Cupid, who brought Psyche to his master's palace. It was thought that Zephyrus lived in a cave in Thrace. Pope Zephyrinus was the 15th bishop of Rome and Pope. He is revered saint by the Catholic Church and his feast day is celebrated on December 20. He was Pope from 199 to his death in 217. His predecessor was Pope Victor I. Upon his death he was succeeded by his principal advisor, Pope Callixtus I.

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