Comments for the name Halcyone

Comments for HALCYONE:

Halcyone means "king fisher".
-- sarah lee  6/1/2006
Halcyon means calm, peaceful.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  6/14/2007
From: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition
Halcyone or Alcyone, in Greek mythology, daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx. When her husband drowned, Halcyone threw herself into the sea. Out of pity the gods changed the pair into kingfishers or halcyons, and Zeus forbade the winds to blow seven days before and after the winter solstice, the breeding season of the halcyon. The expression "halcyon days" comes from this myth and figuratively means a time of peace and tranquility.
-- earthnut  12/20/2007

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