Halcyon Days

According to the Greek legend, Halcyon, (Aλκυών, Alkion) the kingfisher,

charms the winds and the seas every winter solstice, so she can lay her eggs on a calm, safe, floating nest.

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Hence, Halcyon Days (Αλκυώνιδες Μερες, Alkionedes Meres) signifying peace and tranquility.

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If you’re lucky enough to be in Crete in winter, you can indeed experience up to 14 windless, calm days in January.

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These bright warm days are the highlight of winter and are sorely missed, if on very rare occasions, they don’t occur!

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Here’s wishing you halcyon days always!

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  • Mum September 4, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you for this gentle reminder – and here’s wishing you alkionedes meres for the future. Love

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