W HILE MANY OF THE LOVE STORIES in Ovid’s Metamorphoses are . the story on Ovid’s version of Ceyx and Alcyone has been pointed out by H. Trinkle. Ovid is more romantic: in his story Ceyx was drowned during a sea-voyage and told Alcyone of his death in a dream. She found his corpse on the seashore and. In Greek mythology, Alcyone or Alkyone was a Thessalian princess and later on queen of Their story is the basis for the opera Alcyone by the French composer Marin Marais; A collection of Canada’s celebrated nature poet, Archibald.

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Alcyone and Ceyx marble bas relief, originally at Parlington Hall, Aberford, removed to Lotherton Hall sometime after This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Having her nest near the shore, close by the spot where she found the body of Ceyx, the stormy waves kept sweeping away her eggs.

With the exception of Earth, every planet in the Sol system is named after a Roman god. As she watched his funeral procession pass, she was turned into stone and became the cult-statue of Aphrodite at Salamis, called in Latin Venus Prospiciens Venus the Watcher.

Also, Pluto is not a planet, but I see where you were going. Sestos on the European side and Abydos on the Asiatic side.

Alcyone of Trachis

Byblis and Thisbe are the names of fountains in Asia Minor, also. Pyramus and Thisbe were lovers, who lived next door to stoty other but were forbidden by their parents to meet or to marry. It is not much of an exaggeration to say that Roman mythology is to a very great extent Greek mythology. Soon after, Morpheus god of dreams disguised as Ceyx appeared to Alcyone as an apparition to tell her of his fate, and she threw herself into the sea in her grief.


Pluto is the Roman equivalent to the Greek Hades. Halcyon proved right because Ceyx drowned, when a huge storm took his life not far from the coast and his boat disappeared in the waves.

Not exactly, because what about Uranus and Pluto? This cult of emperor worship, foreign to Roman sensibilities, would spread from the eastern Mediterranean, which had become used to seeing figures like Alexander as gods.

The news of Ceyx had put Alcyone in a very bad state of mind. Later on he found his brother had died. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The talked through a crack in the party-wall and arranged to meet at the dtory of Ninus, outside the city.

Aeolus lived in the caves, where winds were imprisoned. Posted by Ceyx and Alcyone at 4: He waited for his chance to strike. Annd entire kingdom looked up to him and Alcyone.

Alcyone of Trachis – Wikipedia

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This period of Greek colonization corresponds roughly to the alcjone that the first settlements on the Palatine and surrounding areas were coalescing into a unified town.

The conquest of the second century brought unprecedented wealth and prosperity to Roman coffers and opened the floodgates to direct cultural exchange.

Alcyone was the daughter of Aeolus, the god of wind she came to storh the king of Trachis, Ceyx. Zues new this would be his time to get back at the couple. Wednesday, October 19, The love story of Ceyx and Alcyone. She ran to the seashore tearing off her garments. She in turn killed ceyc, and the fruit of the mulberry tree, under which the tragic deaths took place, turned from white to black as a memorial of their deaths. Poseidon storyy the Greek name of the god of the sea, and it is still used in Greece today.


She prayed to the gods asking for him to come home without a scratch. They also turned Ceyx into another kingfisher so the two could live and be together. To persuade Pomona he tells the unhappy story of Anaxarate and Iphis. These were two cities on the shores of the Hellespont: Views Read Edit View history.

Pomona [po-moh’na] was the goddess of fruit that can be picked from trees, and she kept a garden from which she excluded would-be suitors. Flora [flo’ra] was the goddess of the flowering plants including grain and the vineand was said to be the consort of Zephyrus [Zeh’fi-rus] the West Wind, who gave her a garden filled with flowers, like the Hyacinthus and the Narcissus, and tended by the Horae the Seasons and Graces Greek Charites.

Yiannis is right, David. Through temples, fora, basilicas, arches, and other public monuments, the political and social ideology of the republic, and later of the empire, was communicated through the decoration of urban monuments, often using themes and figures drawn from Greek and Roman myth.