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Alcyonides Association of Speech and Art

Alcyonides is a Speech and Art Assosiation based in Corinth - Greece. The Assosiation has a 29-years history in Cultural events, including Art exhibitions, Music concerts and Poetic competitions.

The Assosiation took its name from the ancient Greek mythology. Alcyone was the daughter of King Aeolus of Aeolia, either by Enarete or Aegiale.

She was a Thessalian princess and later queen of Trachis. Ceyx was the son of Eosphorus.

Alcyone and Ceyx got married.

According to Pseudo-Apollodorus, they often sacrilegiously called each other "Zeus" and "Hera".

This fact made Zeus very angry, so while Ceyx was at the sea, the God threw a thunderbolt to his ship.

Soon after, Morpheus, the god of dreams, disguised as Ceyx, appeared to Alcyone as an apparition to tell her of his fate, and she threw herself into the sea because of her grief.

Out of compassion, the gods changed them both into common kingfishers, or "halcyon birds".