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Halcyon

Origin

  • greek: Time of peace, kingfisher (bird); In Greek mythology, Halcyone threw herself into the sea after the death of her husband, and out of pity the gods changed the pair into kingfishers or halcyons. The gods made winds cease blowing during the mating season of the kingfisher. The expression halcyon days is derived from this myth and means a time of tranquility or prosperity.

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