ceyx goes to consult the oracle of Claros, and perishes by shipwreck.
She could recall just how ceyx looked when first he saw her wear it.
Thus the fears of Halcyone were proved true, and far from his dear wife poor ceyx perished in the cruel waves.
ceyx was drowned on his way to consult the oracle of Claros.
Morpheus flew on silent wings to the Hæmonian city, where he assumed the form of ceyx.
She begged ceyx not to go, but he said that it was necessary.
She hastened to the strand at break of day, and gazing over the waters, beheld the body of ceyx borne towards her by the waves.
Zeus, for example, turned ceyx and Halcyon into sea-fowls because they were too proud in their married happiness.
Not the radiant, beautiful son of the Day Star was the ceyx who stood by her now and gazed on her with piteous, pitying dead eyes.
The transformation of ceyx and Alcyone into sea-gulls gives the poet an opportunity to tell of and praise conjugal fidelity.