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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. Eupines Alcyone
  9. Papilio Alcyone
  10. Meterana Alcyone
  11. Syngamus Alcyone
  12. Boydinema Alcyone
  13. Rhyparida Alcyone
  14. Augochlora alcyone
  15. Catasticta Alcyone
  16. Hipparchia Alcyone
  17. Rhinolophus alcyone
  18. Charitodoron Alcyone
  19. Mortonagrion Alcyone
  20. Species Cora Alcyone

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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 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 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 previewAncient and Modern Physics (2013)

by Thomas E. Willson

Alcyone is the centre of a stellar globe of prana revolving in manasa around the central and hidden sun of the great manasic globe. These four conditions of matter prakriti, ether, prana, and manasa are the earth, water, fire, air The Four ...

Google previewThe Kansas City Review of Science and Industry (1879)

Alcyone is a most wonderful star. It is said to be exactly in the great center of motion around which the universe of stars revolves.

Google previewRemember to Remember: The Mayan Mysteries (2011)

by Carol E. Parrish-Harra Ph. D.

Alcyone is the star around which planet ...

Google previewThe Western Review of Science and Industry (1878)

Alcyone is a most wonderful star. It is said to be exactly in the great center of motion around which the universe of stars revolves.

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 previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States (1938)

(including Alaska) by Mary Grace Wilmarth

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 vitrophyre where moderately fresh, but much of rock is altered ...

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 ...

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Small photo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 06, 2010: Show the Alcyone singer during delivery of Craques Award Brasileiro 2010Small photo of M45 Pleiades Star Cluster. In Greek mythology, the Pleiades were seven sisters: Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno and Merope.Small photo of Cocos island, Costa Rica, 08.24.2010, Hammerhead Shark in the background of school of jackfish, AlcyoneSmall photo of School of scalloped hammerhead sharks swimming overhead at the dive site "Alcyone" Cocos Island, Costa Rica.Small photo of School of scalloped hammerhead sharks swimming overhead at the dive site "Alcyone" Cocos Island, Costa Rica.Small photo of Pleiades Famous Seven Sisters Maia, Electra, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope, Merope beautiful night sky More...

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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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