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The North Wind
F105 North Wind
Real Name Boreas Frostheart
Aliases North Wind, Mr. North
Status Deceased
Marital Status Single
Known Relatives Winter Wolf - Former Lover (Deceased)
South Wind - Sister
East Wind - Brother
West Wind - Brother
Greyheart - Son
Snapjaw - Son
Longtooth - Son (Deceased)
Three Unnamed Sons
Bigby Wolf - Son
Snow White - Daughter-in-law
Winter Wolf - Granddaughter
Therese Wolf - Granddaughter
Darien Wolf - Grandson (Deceased)
Ambrose Wolf - Grandson
Blossom Wolf - Granddaughter
Conner Wolf - Grandson
Ghost Wolf - Grandson
Group Affiliation Cardinal Winds, Great Powers
Species Cardinal Wind (Greater Power)
Gender Male
Eye Blue
Hair White
First Issue Fables 32
Last Issue Fables 106
Original Source North Wind

North Wind, also known as Mr. North, is the north wind. He lives in a castle at the end of the world with his servants. He is one of the Great Powers and a member of the Cardinal Winds.


Mr. North is a Fable capable of creating powerful winds and can change his shape as he pleases. Many less powerful winds are also his to command. Like the wind, he's fickle, coming and going as it suits him.

North's leaving of Bigby's mother, Winter, caused his son to regard North as cold and emotionless, but it wasn't so. In truth, North has an ever changing perspective on things. Being the King of the North and the Wind, he is ever changing on the matter. He told Bigby, that he truly loved his mother. He can be regarded as a friendly man. Mr. North came to the Farm and helped Snow White raise his grandchildren. He treats Snow with great warmth and told her to call him 'father', as he regards her as family. 

The one never changing aspect of his personality was his love for his family, particularly his grandchildren. When he realized that his seventh grandson was a zephyr, he was conflicted. He was bounded by an ancient oath to kill zephyr. Eventually, his love for his grandchildren, even Ghost, proved to be the greater. He willingly sacrificed himself in order to kill Mister Dark for good. 


Early DaysEdit

Mr. North is probably one of the oldest fables in existence. When he was young, he wandered the world and fell in love with Winter, a wolf. He slept with her and she gave birth to seven cubs, including Bigby Wolf. Mr. North left Winter and she died while he was gone.

After Winter died, Bigby's brothers traveled to Mr. North's castle. He agreed to teach them what he knew. However, when he saw their monstrous deeds, he banished them to a forest below his castle. Bigby later tried to kill his father seven times, failing each time.

The FarmEdit

For a time after Bigby and Snow White had children, Mr. North moved to The Farm. Snow White needed someone to teach the children to use their powers and Mr. North wanted to spend time with his grandchildren. During this time Mr. North uncovered that a Zephyr was on the loose after it has killed Mary's Little Lamb. Mr. North sent his attendant winds to track it down and kill it, knowing this Snow sent what she concluded what must be her seventh cub away to find Bigby before the winds had the chance. Once Bigby was able to live with his family in Wolf Valley, Mr. North returned to his castle.


Not long after Mr. North left the Farm, his family came to visit him. Bigby, though still unhappy with his father, agreed that his children should be able to have a relationship with him. He also managed to convince Mr. North to side with Fabletown against the Empire.

During that visit, Bigby sent the cubs into the forest near the castle, unaware that his brothers were there. Mr. North refused to choose between his sons, losing some respect from Bigby and Snow White.


Since finding out that one of his own grandchildren was a Zephyr, he is torn between keeping his oath to exterminate every zephyr on sight and to do the best for their grandchildren. Fearing his feelings would eventually change and hurt them, he decided to do the noble deed of ending his life and taking Mr. Dark with him, solving the crisis and sparing his grandson in the process.

Killed VictimsEdit

This list shows the victims North has killed.


Mr. North is based on various European wind gods, especially Boreas who is featured in the fable The North Wind and the Sun. In the story, the North Wind and the Sun see a traveler and make a bet on who can remove his cloak first. The North Wind blew as hard as he could, but the harder he blew, the closer the traveler pulled his cloak. The sun, on the other hand, shone on him. The traveler got hot and took his cloak off.

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