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This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration". Even in the Latin language there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit. This is found in other languages too; for example, the word "ruach" in Hebrew, which is why different translations of Literature/TheBible will render the words "Ruach Elohim" from the Literature/BookOfGenesis as either "a wind from God" or "the Spirit of God."

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This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration". Even in the Latin language language, and other languages too, there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit. This is found in other languages too; for example, the word "ruach" in Hebrew, which is why different translations of Literature/TheBible will render the words "Ruach Elohim" from the Literature/BookOfGenesis as either "a wind from God" or "the Spirit of God."
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* In the Hebrew language, ghost and wind are the same word: רוח.

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* In the Hebrew language, ghost and wind are the same word: רוח. This is why in different translations of Literature/TheBible, the same phrase from the Literature/BookOfGenesis is rendered either as "the Spirit of God" or "a wind from God."


This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration". Even in the Latin language there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit. This is found in other languages too; for example, the word "ruach" in Hebrew, which is why different translations of Litrature/TheBible will render the words "Ruach Elohim" from Literature/TheBookOfGenesis as either "a wind from God" or "the Spirit of God."

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This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration". Even in the Latin language there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit. This is found in other languages too; for example, the word "ruach" in Hebrew, which is why different translations of Litrature/TheBible Literature/TheBible will render the words "Ruach Elohim" from Literature/TheBookOfGenesis the Literature/BookOfGenesis as either "a wind from God" or "the Spirit of God."


This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration". Even in the Latin language there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit.

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This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration". Even in the Latin language there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit.
spirit. This is found in other languages too; for example, the word "ruach" in Hebrew, which is why different translations of Litrature/TheBible will render the words "Ruach Elohim" from Literature/TheBookOfGenesis as either "a wind from God" or "the Spirit of God."


* ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' depicts the final plague of taking the first born sons of the Egyptians as being represented as wind taking the children's souls

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* ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' depicts the final plague of taking the first born sons of the Egyptians as being represented as wind taking the children's soulssouls.
* In the 1994 version of ''Literature/LittleWomen'', as Jo sits by Beth's deathbed, the wind suddenly picks up outside and Jo goes to close the window. Once she closes it, the wind gusts more strongly than ever. Then she turns around [[DistractedFromDeath to find that Beth has died.]] The clear implication is that the gust of wind was her spirit leaving.


* At the end of ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail'', [[spoiler:Dust makes a HeroicSacrifice and is engulfed in lava. While Elder Grey-Eyes gives a eulogy honoring him and how he saved the Moonblood tribe, Haley and Fidget notice the wind kick up and carry the Blade of Ahrah off into the distance. They decide to chase after it, because they know that Dust is still out there somewhere]].

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail'', [[spoiler:Dust makes a HeroicSacrifice and is engulfed in lava. While Elder Grey-Eyes gives a eulogy honoring him and how he saved the Moonblood tribe, Haley Ginger and Fidget notice the wind kick up and carry the Blade of Ahrah off into the distance. They decide to chase after it, because they know that Dust is still out there somewhere]].

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail'', [[spoiler:Dust makes a HeroicSacrifice and is engulfed in lava. While Elder Grey-Eyes gives a eulogy honoring him and how he saved the Moonblood tribe, Haley and Fidget notice the wind kick up and carry the Blade of Ahrah off into the distance. They decide to chase after it, because they know that Dust is still out there somewhere]].
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* In the Hebrew language, ghost and wind are the same word: רוח.
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* Sweet Honey in the Rock, "Breaths":
-->Those who have died have never, never left\\
The dead are not under the earth\\
They are in the rustling trees\\
They are in the groaning woods\\
They are in the crying grass\\
They are in the moaning rocks\\
The dead are not under the earth


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* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', wind blows around the main characters at several points. This wind is implied to be the spirits of the past Great Kings, including Simba's deceased father Mufasa.

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', wind blows around the main characters at several points. This wind is implied to be the spirits of the past Great Kings, including Simba's deceased father Mufasa.



* Towards the end of ''Anime/TheWindRises'', Jiro succeeds in perfecting his plane but then feels a gust of wind, a sign that [[spoiler: his wife has died.]]

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->''When the leaves die they turn into earth.''
->''When the mountains die they turn into the sun''.
->''When the stars die they turn into darkness''.
->''When dogs die they join the winds''.
-->--''Literature/{{Doglands}}''

For millenia, wind has seemed mysterious. You can't see it but you can feel it and sometimes even ''hear'' it. Some cultures attribute supernatural forces or divinity to the wind. One instance of this is that wind carries the spirits of the deceased.

This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration".Even in latin language there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit.

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-->-- ''Literature/{{Doglands}}''

For millenia, millennia, wind has seemed mysterious. You can't see it it, but you can feel it and sometimes even ''hear'' it. Some cultures attribute supernatural forces or divinity to the wind. One instance of this is that wind carries the spirits of the deceased.

This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration". Even in latin the Latin language there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit.






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* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', wind blows around the main characters at several points. This wind is implied to be the spirits of the past Great Kings, including Simba's deceased father Mufasa.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Klaus}}'' implies that Klaus's deceased wife Lydia stayed on with him in the wind that blows around him during pivotal points.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', wind blows around the main characters at several points. This wind is implied to be the spirits of the past Great Kings, including Simba's deceased father Mufasa.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Klaus}}'' implies that Klaus's deceased wife Lydia stayed on with him in the wind that blows around him during pivotal points.



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* ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' depicts the final plague of taking the first born sons of the Egyptians as being represented as wind taking the children's souls.




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* ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' depicts the final plague of taking the first born sons of the Egyptians as being represented as wind taking the children's souls



* ''Literature/{{City of Bones|1995}}'' by Creator/MarthaWells: Winds are associated specifically with ''evil'' souls, since good people are believed to rest in peace beneath the earth after death. One veteran traveler gets nervous at sudden breezes, having seen the [[EvilIsDeathlyCold frigid remains]] of ghosts' victims. [[spoiler:It's ultimately revealed that the "ghosts" are evil [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spiritual entities]] from AnotherDimension, not human souls.]]



* ''Literature/{{City of Bones|1995}}'' by Creator/MarthaWells: Winds are associated specifically with ''evil'' souls, since good people are believed to rest in peace beneath the earth after death. One veteran traveler gets nervous at sudden breezes, having seen the [[EvilIsDeathlyCold frigid remains]] of ghosts' victims. [[spoiler:It's ultimately revealed that the "ghosts" are evil [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spiritual entities]] from AnotherDimension, not human souls.]]

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* ''Literature/{{City of Bones|1995}}'' by Creator/MarthaWells: Winds are associated specifically with ''evil'' souls, since good people are believed to rest in peace beneath the earth after death. One veteran traveler gets nervous at sudden breezes, having seen the [[EvilIsDeathlyCold frigid remains]] of ghosts' victims. [[spoiler:It's ultimately revealed that the "ghosts" are evil [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spiritual entities]] from AnotherDimension, not human souls.]]



* Music/BlueOysterCult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" mentions the wind blowing strongly when TheGrimReaper comes for a woman.
-->Came the last night of sadness\\
And it was clear she couldn't go on\\
The door was open and the wind appeared\\
The candles blew and then disappeared\\
The curtains flew then he appeared\\
Saying don't be afraid\\
Come on baby... And she had no fear\\
And she ran to him... Then she started to fly



* Music/BlueOysterCult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" mentions te wind blowing strongly when TheGrimReaper comes for a woman.
-->Came the last night of sadness
-->And it was clear she couldn't go on
-->The door was open and the wind appeared
-->The candles blew and then disappeared
-->The curtains flew then he appeared
-->Saying don't be afraid
-->Come on baby... And she had no fear
-->And she ran to him... Then she started to fly

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* Music/BlueOysterCult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" mentions te wind blowing strongly when TheGrimReaper comes for a woman.
-->Came the last night of sadness
-->And it was clear she couldn't go on
-->The door was open and the wind appeared
-->The candles blew and then disappeared
-->The curtains flew then he appeared
-->Saying don't be afraid
-->Come on baby... And she had no fear
-->And she ran to him... Then she started to fly



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Mother's Day", it's revealed that Chuckie's mother wrote a poem just before she died that has the lyric, "When a gentle wind blows, that's my hand on your face."

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Mother's Day", it's revealed that Chuckie's mother wrote a poem just before she died that has the lyric, "When a gentle wind blows, that's my hand on your face.""

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* ''Literature/{{Survivor|Dogs}}'':

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->''When the leaves die they turn into earth.''
->''When the mountains die they turn into the sun''.
->''When the stars die they turn into darkness''.
->''When dogs die they join the winds''.
-->--''Literature/{{Doglands}}''

For millenia, wind has seemed mysterious. You can't see it but you can feel it and sometimes even ''hear'' it. Some cultures attribute supernatural forces or divinity to the wind. One instance of this is that wind carries the spirits of the deceased.

This is OlderThanFeudalism. Many cultures throughout the centuries have associated the wind with the supernatural. The word "spirit" is even derived from "breath"/"blow". This is still seen in words like "respiration".Even in latin language there are links between the idea of breathing, wind, and having/being a spirit.

Compare to StarsAreSouls for another natural phenomenon associated with the afterlife and HealingWinds for winds having a health-giving element. See also ChunkyUpdraft when the source of the wind isn't paranormal.

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* At the end of ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', [[spoiler:Shayera Hol, who had been killed and then resurrected as an air elemental, is reduced to wind after the White Ring decides that she had served her purpose.]]

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', wind blows around the main characters at several points. This wind is implied to be the spirits of the past Great Kings, including Simba's deceased father Mufasa.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'': In ''Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave'', the ghostly wolf is accompanied by leaves flowing through the wind.
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', it's heavily implied that the wind blowing leaves represents Pocahontas's dead mother.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', the final plague of taking the first born is represented as a wind that takes the souls of children.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Klaus}}'' implies that Klaus's deceased wife Lydia stayed on with him in the wind that blows around him during pivotal points.
* Towards the end of ''Anime/TheWindRises'', Jiro succeeds in perfecting his plane but then feels a gust of wind, a sign that [[spoiler: his wife has died.]]

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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'': After [[spoiler:Donovan's death by RapidAging]], a gust of wind blows across the dust left behind to reveal [[spoiler:Donovan's Nazi pin]].
* ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' depicts the final plague of taking the first born sons of the Egyptians as being represented as wind taking the children's souls.
* ''Film/ALittlePrincess'': While telling her stories Sara talks about there being spirits on the winds.

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* According to dog lore in ''Literature/{{Doglands}}'', free-spirited dogs never truly die. They just become the wind. It's left [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane ambiguous whether this is true or not]], but the ending where [[spoiler:Furgul's mentor Brennus dies and later a huge gust of wind helps Furgul at the last minute]] implies it is.
* ''Literature/{{Survivor|Dogs}}'':
** Dogs use "scents" as another word for "spirit". When someone dies, their scent changes and their spirit blends with others in the air.
** The [[WolvesAlwaysHowlAtTheMoon Great Howl]] is a spiritual ceremony that dogs and wolves do on full moons. It creates a peaceful bliss amongst the pack and helps strengthen their bonds. When a particularly powerful Great Howl occurs, it gets windy and dogs can feel the [[NatureSpirit Spirit-Dogs]] amongst them.
* ''Literature/{{City of Bones|1995}}'' by Creator/MarthaWells: Winds are associated specifically with ''evil'' souls, since good people are believed to rest in peace beneath the earth after death. One veteran traveler gets nervous at sudden breezes, having seen the [[EvilIsDeathlyCold frigid remains]] of ghosts' victims. [[spoiler:It's ultimately revealed that the "ghosts" are evil [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spiritual entities]] from AnotherDimension, not human souls.]]

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* ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' episode "Straight On 'til Morning". A group of aliens crashlands on Earth. When they die, their bodies disappear and a wind blows through the area.

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* John Leyton's "Johnny Remember Me" is a TeenageDeathSong about a man who hears the voice of his dead beloved in the wind, whenever it howls.
* Music/BlueOysterCult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" mentions te wind blowing strongly when TheGrimReaper comes for a woman.
-->Came the last night of sadness
-->And it was clear she couldn't go on
-->The door was open and the wind appeared
-->The candles blew and then disappeared
-->The curtains flew then he appeared
-->Saying don't be afraid
-->Come on baby... And she had no fear
-->And she ran to him... Then she started to fly

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* In Islamic teachings, as part of the Apocalypse, there'll be a kind of gentle wind blowing that will take the lives of good Muslims painlessly. They'll be spared from the actual day of destruction.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Mother's Day", it's revealed that Chuckie's mother wrote a poem just before she died that has the lyric, "When a gentle wind blows, that's my hand on your face."

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