Ceyx


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Ce·yx

 (sē′ĭks)
n. Greek Mythology
The husband of Alcyone.
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Ceyx

(ˈsiːɪks)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) 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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This is definitely known to be true of the "Shield of Heracles", the first 53 lines of which belong to the fourth book of the "Catalogues", and almost certainly applies to other episodes, such as the "Suitors of Helen" (9), the "Daughters of Leucippus", and the "Marriage of Ceyx", which last Plutarch mentions as `interpolated in the works of Hesiod.'
At the close of the "Shield" Heracles goes on to Trachis to the house of Ceyx, and this warning suggests that the "Marriage of Ceyx" may have come immediately after the `Or such as was' of Alcmena in the "Eoiae": possibly Halcyone, the wife of Ceyx, was one of the heroines sung in the poem, and the original section was `developed' into the "Marriage", although what form the poem took is unknown.
The narrative glosses make pleasant reading, for example, the drama of Pyramus and Thisbe (Chapter 38), or the moving tale of Ceyx and Alcyone (Chapter 79).
What connects these three narratives (the narrator, Alcyone and Ceyx, and the dream vision)?
In addition to the wild duck species in the Anatidae family of birds, Joie Matillano of Western Philippines University (WPU) noted that there were also Oriental dwarf kingfishers (Ceyx erithaca); Blue-eared kingfishers (Alcedo meninting); Common flamebacks (Dinopium javanense); Hooded pittas (Pitta sordida); Common kingfishers (Alcedo atthis); Ashy-headed babblers (Malacocincla cinereiceps); Grey-cheeked bulbul (Alophoixus bres); Grey herons (Ardea cinerea); Great egrets (Ardea alba); Western osprey (Pandion haliaetus); Spangled drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus); and Pin-striped tit babblers (Mixornis gularis) that reside in the only freshwater lake in the province's mainland.
Ceyx and Alcyone, 1768, oil on canvas, Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, (c) National Museum Wales IN THE 1760s Wilson produced several paintings of stories of high tragedy, usually taken from classical mythology.
Ancient Greek mythology described "halcyon days" as seven days each winter when storms never occurred, which allowed Alcyone, who had been transformed by the gods along with her husband Ceyx into a bird, to lay her eggs on the beach in peaceful conditions.
"Sea Birds and Morning Stars: Ceyx, Alcyone, and the Many Metamorphoses of Earendil and Elwing." In Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays.
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Cycnus was buried by Ceyx together with the countless host Of those who lived near the city of the famous king, Anthe and the city of the Myrmidons and famous Iolcus And Arne and Helice.
EVEN as Midas, the man with the ' golden touch,' grieves for his young daughter, the three laundresses sitting by the poolside move on to the story of how King Ceyx is reunited with his Queen Alcyone after the sea god Poseidon's dangerous winds extinguish Ceyx's mortal life.