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- n. Greek Mythology The husband of Alcyone.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Alcedinidae.
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- n. In ornithology, a genus of kingfishers, of the family Alcedinidæ and subfamily Daceloninæ, characterized by having only three developed toes. The type is C. tridactyla. There are several species in India and the East Indies.
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One day, news reached her that Ceyx had drowned at sea, so in despair, Alcyone threw herself into the sea to join him in his watery grave.
If you enjoyed that story about Alcyone, then you might be interested to know that the river kingfishers are placed into the genus Ceyx.
Daughter of Aeolus, the ruler of the winds, she was married to Ceyx, the king of Thessaly.
Because Seena believed love lived in literature, mythology: between Alcyone and Ceyx, Hero and Leander, Orpheus and Eurydice.
“Marriage of Ceyx” may have come immediately after the
It is to Trachis I am driving on, to Ceyx the king, who is the first in Trachis for power and for honour, and that you yourself know well, for you have his daughter dark-eyed Themistinoe to wife.
Hesiod used the proverb in the following way: Heracles is represented as having constantly visited the house of Ceyx of
Hesiod in the “Marriage of Ceyx” — for though grammar-school boys alienate it from the poet, yet I consider the poem ancient — calls the tables tripods.
‘Or such as was’ of Alcmena in the “Eoiae”: possibly Halcyone, the wife of Ceyx, was one of the heroines sung in the poem, and the original section was ‘developed’ into the “Marriage”, although what form the poem took is unknown.
Anthe and the city of the Myrmidons, and famous Iolcus, and Arne, and Helice: and much people were gathered doing honour to Ceyx, the friend of the blessed gods.