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Greek Gods and Goddess: Alcyone

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Introduction to Alcyone

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Alcyone and the myths and legends surrounding Alcyone, Alcyone relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Alcyone

She was the daughter of Sthenelus and Nicippe, and sister of Eurystheus and Medusa. The Arcadian centaur Homadas tried to rape her but Heracles killed him. Her name is derived from the Greek 'kingfisher,' (it is also the name of one of the stars of the Pleiades, commonly known, as the Seven Sisters, as a flock of doves, or the Hen and her Chicks. Although this Alcyone may have no particular relationship to the constellation.

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