Halcyon (pronounced /ˈhælsiən/), a term that originates from the Greek myth of Alcyone, is used most often to mean golden or marked by peace and prosperity.
The usage descended from the Greek language expression (ancient Greek: Ἁλκυονίδες ἡμέραι, Halkyonídes hēmérai; modern Greek: Αλκυονίδες ημέρες, Alkyonídes ēméres), meaning "days of the halcyon (kingfisher)" literally and "calm days" metaphorically.
The usage derives ultimately from the Ancient Greek legend of Alcyone. In the context of the legend, the halcyon is a type… read more
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