Q: Is a West a noun? ¶
A: Yes, and adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography.
Q: Is a West one of the four cardinal directions or compass points? ¶
Q: Is a West seen to be toward the Shekinah of God? ¶
A: Yes, as in Jewish history the Tabernacle and subsequent Jerusalem Temple faced east, with God's Presence in the Holy of Holies up the steps to the west.
Q: Is a West the direction opposite that of the Earth's rotation on its axis? ¶
A: Yes, and is therefore the general direction towards which the Sun appears to constantly progress and eventually set.
Q: Is a West following a circle of latitude? ¶
Q: Was a West the realm of the great goddess of water? ¶
A: Yes, and mist, and maize.
Q: Was a West considered to be the portal to the netherworld? ¶
A: Yes, and is the cardinal direction regarded in connection with death, though not always with a negative connotation.