Halcyone. English I Louise S. McGehee School 2004. (Wood). Culture and Beliefs. Began as a myth in Greece Reason for belief is to explain 7 calm days around the winter solstice. (“Europe”). Myth of Halcyone.
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Halcyone, who was the human daughter of Aeolus, married Ceyx. They both loved each other very much. One day, Ceyx told his wife he was leaving to go on a trip and although she begged him not to, he went.
While at sea, Ceyx perished during a storm, still calling out to his wife. Halcyone received a dream finding out the news of his death and went to the coast. She saw his body, and unable to go on, threw herself off a cliff. The gods took pity and Apollo turned her and her husband into birds.