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