Halcyon Synonyms: calm, peaceful, tranquil

Halcyon Sentence: She fondly remembers the halcyon days in the country.

 

 

Under The Lens: Halcyon – Greek Legend

Halcyon is a bird in Greek legend which is said to breed about the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea. Halcyon is supposed to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness thus enabling it to lay its eggs on a floating nest. This myth leads to the use of halcyon as a term for peace or calmness.

 

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