Michael's windrose In the Middle Ages, the names of the winds were commonly known throughout the Mediterranean countries as tramontana (N), greco (NE), levante (E), siroco (SE), ostro (S), libeccio (SW), ponente (W) and maestro (NW). On portolan charts you can see the initials of these winds labeled around the edge as T, G, L, S, O, L, P, and M.
Interesting tatoo: "God is greater than the highs and lows." Check it out: a G for God, a greater than symbol, and an upside down V and right-side up V to symbolize the "highs" and "lows."from Nick Jonas