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Ceyx

/ˈsiːɪks/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a king of Trachis in Thessaly and the husband of Alcyone. He died in a shipwreck and his wife drowned herself in grief Compare Alcyone1
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  • ceyx goes to consult the oracle of Claros, and perishes by shipwreck.

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid Publius Ovidius Naso
  • She could recall just how ceyx looked when first he saw her wear it.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • Thus the fears of Halcyone were proved true, and far from his dear wife poor ceyx perished in the cruel waves.

    The Curious Book of Birds Abbie Farwell Brown
  • ceyx was drowned on his way to consult the oracle of Claros.

    The Student's Mythology Catherine Ann White
  • Morpheus flew on silent wings to the Hæmonian city, where he assumed the form of ceyx.

  • She begged ceyx not to go, but he said that it was necessary.

    The Curious Book of Birds Abbie Farwell Brown
  • She hastened to the strand at break of day, and gazing over the waters, beheld the body of ceyx borne towards her by the waves.

    The Student's Mythology Catherine Ann White
  • Zeus, for example, turned ceyx and Halcyon into sea-fowls because they were too proud in their married happiness.

  • Not the radiant, beautiful son of the Day Star was the ceyx who stood by her now and gazed on her with piteous, pitying dead eyes.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • The transformation of ceyx and Alcyone into sea-gulls gives the poet an opportunity to tell of and praise conjugal fidelity.

    A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler

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