|Subject:||In relation to that...|
|Author:||Michelle (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||August 16, 2004 at 8:20:51 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: name question? by Miranda|
...it can also be thought of in the other definitions of the actual word "halcyon," which are in addition to the bird,
-an adjective describing the halcyon
-calm and peaceful
-the two weeks (seven days preceding and seven days following) the shortest day of the year, based on the superstition that this is a time of calm weather during the brooding time of the halcyon.
(Cool that the previous descriptions are linked with that one, eh?)
According to legend, a halcyon's nest floats on the sea, so the bird is seen as both a harbinger and symbol of calm weather, peace, and security.
I like the name Alcyone, because of its history and legend and many associations with peace.
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