- 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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The Alcyone dessert wine based on Tannat is an incredible wine for these types of chocolate.Valentine's Day Wine and Chocolate Pairings
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One of the medium sized worlds that revolve around Alcyone sustains the shortest lived human beings of our universe.Life in a Thousand Worlds
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As for a central sun hypothesis, that pointing out Alcyone in particular, there is no reliable evidence whatever.Astronomy
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
Alcyone, the daughter of olus, married Ceyx, who was drowned as he was going to Claros to consult an oracle.Heathen Mythology
Alcyone never raised her head, but bent over her child, whom she carried in her arms.Baron Bruno
- 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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