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Definition of the noun alcyone

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  1. (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher


  1. Alcyone in Greek mythology is the name of one of the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione or, more rarely, Aethra. She attracted the attention of the god Poseidon and bore him several children, variously named in the sources: Hyrieus, Lycus, Hyperenor, and Aethusa; Hyperes and Anthas; Glaucus; and Epopeus. There are various etymological interpretations of her name's origin.
    • also known as 阿尔克俄涅
  2. Alcyone is a fictional character from 1994 anime TV series Magic Knight Rayearth.


"Alcyone" is a book by Eden Phillpotts.

  • also known as "Alcyone; a fairy story"
  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1930


  1. "Alcyone" is an opera by the French composer Marin Marais. It takes the form of a tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts. The libretto, by Antoine Houdar de la Motte, is based on the Greek myth of Ceyx and Alcyone as recounted by Ovid in his Metamorphoses. The opera was first performed on 18 February 1706 by the Académie royale de musique at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris. The score is particularly famous for the storm scene in Act Four. The Marche pour les Matelots, also part of this movement, became popular as a dance tune and is the basis of the Christmas carol Masters in this Hall.
  2. "Alcyone" is a composition.
  3. "Alcyone" is a musical EP of Remote.


  1. Alcyone is a star system in the constellation Taurus. It is the brightest star in the Pleiades open cluster, which is a young cluster, aged at less than 50 million years. Alcyone is approximately 400 light years from Earth. It is named after the mythological figure Alcyone, one of the mythological Pleiades. It is known as 昴宿六 in Chinese.
  2. Alcyone: In Greek mythology, Alcyone was the daughter of Aeolus, either by Enarete or Aegiale. She married Ceyx, son of Eosphorus, the Morning Star.
    • also known as 阿尔库俄涅
  3. The Alcyone is a ship operated by the Cousteau Society. It was created as an expedition ship and to test the operation of a new kind of marine propulsion system, the turbosail. The Alcyone's two turbosails are used to augment its diesel engines. Since the accidental sinking of the Calypso, the Alcyone has been the Cousteau Society's expedition vessel.

Phrases with Alcyone

  1. Alcyone Azurea
  2. Cora Alcyone
  3. Genus Alcyone
  4. Thore Alcyone
  5. Erebia Alcyone
  6. Glenea Alcyone
  7. Alpheus Alcyone
  8. Papilio Alcyone
  9. Charaxes Alcyone
  10. Syngamus Alcyone
  11. Boydinema Alcyone
  12. Augochlora alcyone
  13. Catasticta Alcyone
  14. Catopsilia Alcyone
  15. Rhinolophus alcyone
  16. Charitodoron Alcyone
  17. Species Cora Alcyone
  18. Species Thore Alcyone
  19. Species Glenea Alcyone
  20. Charaxes Brutus Alcyone

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Google previewRemember to Remember: The Mayan Mysteries (2011)

by Carol E. Parrish-Harra Ph. D.

Alcyone is the star around which planet ...

Google previewBrady's Book of Fixed Stars (1999)

by Bernadette Brady

Alcyone is the alpha star of the Pleiades and as such is discussed larer. The Pleiades are linked to mysticism but also to power, life, and death. Olivier did nor want to work in mediocre plays or films.

Google previewAlien Messages: News from Distant Worlds! (2012)

by The Abbotts

Felicitations, Kirri” Alcyone is the central sun of the Pleiades and is in fact, the centre of a huge collection of planetary systems including Earth. The entire circle of planets takes 26,000 years to revolve once. It is due to occur in the near future.

Google previewA New Order of the Ages (2011)

A Metaphysical Blueprint of Reality and an Exposé on Powerful Reptilian/Aryan Bloodlines by Collin Robert Bowling

Just as Earth is a laboratory, Alcyone is a library. Our sun is the last star in the Alcyone Spiral, the spiral of stars rising out ofthe galactic center. Right now, the entire solar system is entering into the Photon Belt, an occurrence which last ...

Google previewCherokee Astrology (2008)

Animal Medicine in the Stars by Raven Hail

Strangely enough, some present-day astronomers have put forth the theory that Alcyone is the center of the universe, but that idea hasn't caught on generally. When astronomy becomes more advanced, possibly everyone will agree with the ...

Google previewDictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)

by Jennifer R. March

Alcyone into a kingfisher and Ceyx into some kind of seabird, perhaps a gannet or a tern. But Ovid (Metamorphoses 11.410–748) tells a more romantic story about the pair, who loved each other devotedly. One day Ceyx sailed away to consult ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Myths (2005)

An Insider's A-Z Guide to Mythic People, Places, Objects, and Events Central to the Earth's Visionary Geography by Richard Leviton

including Alcyone, the brightest and the Logos of the estimated 300 stars of the Pleiades and said to be the Great Central Sun of the Milky Way Galaxy itself. In effect, the Hyperborean gold is a condensation of the entire archives of galactic ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

MYTH Alcyone wife of Ceyx, both being metamorphosed into kingfishers. Amend. Halcyone. Alcyonides (syn. Galbalcyrhynchus) From syn. genus Alcyone Swainson, 1837, three-toed kingfisher; Gr. -oide#s resembling. aldabrana / aldabranus ...

Google previewLexicon of geologic names of the United States (including Alaska). (1938)

Is probably Lower Triassic Alcyone trachyte. Tertiary (middle or late) : Northwestern Arizona (Oatman district). K. L. Ransome. 191!3 (U. S. G. 8. Bull.

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States: A-L (1938)

Is probably Lower Triassic Alcyone trachyte. Tertiary (middle or late) : Northwestern Arizona (Oatman district). F. L. Ransome, 1923 (U. S. G. S. Bull. 743). Alcyone trachyte. — Gray vltrophyre where moderately fresh, but much of rock is altered ...

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Video shows what Alcyone means. One of the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione.. Daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx.. One of the stars of the Pleiades ...

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