Name: Alcyone

Origin and Meaning of the Name Alcyone

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    (al SIE oh nee)
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    Alcyone was a Greek demi-goddess, sometimes regarded as one of the Pleiades. More often she was thought of as the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, she had a son called Eosphorus and the king of Thessaly. They were very happy together, but, when Ceyx perished in a shipwreck, Alcyone threw herself into the sea. Out of compassion, the gods changed them into the halcyon birds: the kingfishers. The halcyon has become a symbol of tranquillity.

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