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Iris is the Messenger Goddess.daughter of the Titan Thaumas and Electra. Although she was a sister of the winged monsters, the Harpies, Iris was represented as a beautiful maiden, with wings and robes of bright colors and a halo of light on her head, trailing across the sky with the rainbow she traveled on in her wake. She was also called the Goddess of the Rainbow. // via Rebecca Marsh

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Iris (Ἶρις); Iris is the Greek goddess of the rainbow. She is the gods’ link to humanity as she is also their messenger. She can travel with the speed of the wind from one end of the world to the other. Her father, Thaumas, was a marine god and her mother, Elektra, was a cloud nymph. She is usually described as a virgin goddess. Iris’ name contains a double meaning, being both connected with iris, “the rainbow”, and eiris, “messenger”.

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Morpheus and Iris Art: Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774-1833) Morpheus, the god of dreams in Greek mythology. He was the son of Hypnos, the god of sleep. The name of the drug morphine is also derived after Morpheus.

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Iris, Greek Goddess of the Rainbow- Iris’ themes are winter, peace, protection, air, meditation, promises and beginnings. Her symbols are rainbows and water. This Greek messenger to the gods traverses between the Earth and heavens, appearing as a winged maiden on a shining, hopeful rainbow. In this form She represents the calm after the storm – the end of the year’s activities and the advent of a new beginning.- (art By Prairiekittin)

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Iris appears as a winged goddess, whose hair is wrapped in a sakkos scarf. She holds an oinochoe jug and kerykeion (herald's wand) in her hands.

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