Greek Mythology The daughter of Aeolus whom, in grief throughout the death of the woman husband Ceyx, threw by herself in to the ocean and had been changed into a kingfisher.
Greek Mythology the nymph, among Pleiades.
Astronomy The brightest star within the Pleiades, into the constellation Taurus.
A greenish star of magnitude 3.0, the brightest of the Pleiades, η Tauri. See cut under Pleiades.
In ornithology, a genus of kingfishers, of the family Alcedinidæ, subfamily Daceloninæ, associated with the genus Ceyx, both being distinguished by the rudimentary condition of internal front toe. Additionally written Halcyone.
(Greek mythology) a female who had been turned into a kingfisher