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Alcyone

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Origin: Greek

Meaning: a Latinized form of Greek feminine name Alkyone derived from alkyon meaning "kingfisher".

In Greek mythology, Alcyone is one of the Pleiades, as well as being the name of a daughter of Aeolus and the wife Ceyx, the son of Eosphorus and the king of Thessaly. They loved each other very much and would call each other "Zeus" and "Hera", angering Zeus. When Ceyx was at sea, he caused his ship to sink and him to drown, and Alcyone drowned herself out of grief; they were both turned into kingfishers by the gods out of pity.


Variants:
  • Alkyone (Greek)
  • Halcyone 
  • Halkyone 
  • Halcyon 


Male forms:
  • Halcyon 


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