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, in Greek mythology, daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx. When her husband drowned, Halcyone threw herself into the sea. Out of pity the gods changed the pair into kingfishers or halcyons, and Zeus forbade the winds to blow seven days before and
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Alcyone(al-see -ŏ-nee, -sÿ -) (η Tau) A bluish-white giant star in the constellation Taurus that is the brightest star in the Pleiades. mv : 2.86; Mv : –1.5; spectral type: B7 IIIe.
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