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Alcyone

[al-sahy-uh-nee] /ælˈsaɪ əˌni/
noun
1.
a third-magnitude star in the constellation Taurus: brightest star in the Pleiades.
2.
Also, Halcyon, Halcyone. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who, with her husband, Ceyx, was transformed into a kingfisher.
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Halcyone

/hælˈsaɪənɪ/
noun
1.
a variant of Alcyone1

Alcyone1

/ælˈsaɪənɪ/
noun (Greek myth)
1.
Also called Halcyone. the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, who drowned herself in grief for her husband's death. She was transformed into a kingfisher See also Ceyx

Alcyone2

/ælˈsaɪənɪ/
noun
1.
the brightest star system in the Pleiades, located in the constellation Taurus
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