Aha, I have been importuning the wrong gods.  It is Zeus who compels the clouds and gives us rain, which we need.  No more rain dances, in the spring, I will resort to barbecueing various offal offerings in a Zeusly direction.

‘… cloud-compelling Zeus – aka The Rain-Giver.’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 203

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