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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I is for Iris

This is a challenge to post every day in April (except on Sundays) blogging thematically from A to Z. Go HERE for details. My A-Z theme this year is Greek Mythology inspired by the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan that I recently read.  Please be aware that what I write is my interpretation of my findings and may not necessarily be accurate.

  • Daughter of Thaumas and ocean nymph Electra.
  • Fleet-footed and winged goddess of the rainbow, the meaning of her name.
  • Like Hermes, she is a messenger of the gods.
  • By command of Zeus she carries in an ewer water from the Styx, with which she puts to sleep all who perjure themselves.
  • Her attributes are the caduceus and a vase.
  • She is also represented as supplying the clouds with the water needed to deluge the world.
  • She is the personal messenger of Hera, queen of the gods and is Hera's go-between from Mount Olympus to the mortal world.
  • The word iridescence is derived in part from the name of this goddess.
  • She is married to Zephyrus, god of the west wind.
  • One of the goddesses of the sea and sky.
  • She links the gods to men, as the rainbow unites Earth and heaven.
  • She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other, and into the depths of the sea and the underworld.

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  1. Really interesting facts. My best friend's name is Iris. :)

  2. Neat information. I didn't know most of this.

  3. Anything from mythology is always an interesting read.
    She supplies the clouds with water needed to deluge the world ... appropriate for the goddess of sea and skies.
    Interesting I post.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

  4. Iris had to be one busy lady if she was courier to Hera. That goddess was always in some kind of interesting relationship. I loved learning more about Iris. Thanks.

  5. Great read...wondering if there is a reason why the beautiful flower was named after her

  6. Visiting from A to Z. It is so interesting to discover the plethora of different approaches and topics. My children loved this series. Thanks for the character breakdown. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

  7. I love how you list all the important stats. Gets the points across easier. I love that you choose Iris.
    Dani @ Entertaining Interests

  8. Just blog hopping to meet fellow blogger. Good Post.

  9. Interesting about Iris! And great to meet you!


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