- a third-magnitude star in the constellation Taurus: brightest star in the Pleiades.
- Also Halcyon, Halcyone. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who, with her husband, Ceyx, was transformed into a kingfisher.
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You cannot put your fingers in your ears and steer the Halcyone.
I asked him why he never entered the Halcyone for the Galway regatta.
And when his body was brought to his wife Halcyone, she threw herself into the sea.The Eagle's Nest
I am sure it was on that stream that Halcyone found retreat.John Marvel, Assistant
Thomas Nelson Page
Halcyone was a fairy maiden, the daughter of the beach and of the wind.The Heroes
- a variant of Alcyone 1
- Also called: Halcyone the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, who drowned herself in grief for her husband's death. She was transformed into a kingfisherSee also Ceyx
- the brightest star system in the Pleiades, located in the constellation Taurus
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