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Halcyone

Origin

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

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