21. Νεφῶν, θυμίαμα σμύρναν.
Divine connection: myrrh
Αέριοι νεφέλαι, καρποτρόφοι, οὐρανόπλαγκτοι,
Aerial clouds, fruit nurturers, heavenly wanderers,
ὁμβροτόκοι, πνοιαῖσιν ἐλαυνόμεναι κατὰ κόσμον,
Rain-birthers, blown around about the cosmos,
βρονταῖαι, πυρόεσσαι, ἐρίβρομοι, ὑγροκέλευθοι,
On a thundering fiery roaring watery path.
ἀέρος ἐν κόλπωι πάταγον φρικώδη ἔχουσαι,
Air-enfolded, crashing frisson-holders,
πνεύμασιν ἀντίσπαστοι ἐπιδρομάδην παταγεῦσαι,
Blowing, erupting, free-flowing crashers.
ὑμᾶς νῦν λίτομαι, δροσοείμονες, εὔπνοοι αὔραις,
Let this hymn, now, entreat dew-clothing kind breaths of air,
πέμπειν καρποτρόφους ὄμβρους ἐπὶ μητέρα γαῖαν.
Send fruit-nurturing rain upon Mother Gaia.
 Nephele are the immortal Goddesses of the clouds, literally “tipping-point (Ν) + esspence-of (ε) + physics/divinely-animated-entity (φ) + έλαι. It is worth noting here that Phusis (Φύσις) is the immortal Goddess of Physics/Nature, literally “divinely-animated-entity (Φ) + pure (ύ) + synchronized (σ) +ις.” The letter Φ refers to physics/nature/divine natural and inexplicable phenomena, i.e. sound and light. Clouds have many physical properties all at once: they are aereal and float in the sky, they are solid and block sunlight, they are liquid and give rain, and they produce fire in the form of lightning. They are the “tipping-point” whence all these physical properties converge and transform into one another.
The words for cloud, nephos (νέφος) and kidney, nephros (νεφρός), are very similar. The kidneys function similarly to clouds. Kidneys filter liquids in the body and release streams of liquid (urine) and sometimes fiery gas. Clouds filter water and release rain and sometimes lightning. Aristophanes (c. 446 – 386 BCE), in his play, The Clouds (386-395), compares the rumbling of an overfull stomach to the rumbling of clouds. https://ryanfb.github.io/loebolus-data/L178.pdf
The word for “snow” is very similar: neipho (νείφω). Snow is solid, liquid, and aereal.
 Gaia is the immortal Goddess of generative earth.