"to be NEAR" ...
ALCYONE or HALCYONE
stands for profound
LOVE and DEVOTION
immortalized by OVID (Metamorphoses XI 410)
Ceyx drowned ...
ALCYONE mourned her mate piteously .....
both became immortal through
METAMORPHOSIS into BIRDS
" ALCYON or HALCYON DAYS " denote the
SEVEN DAYS when ALCYONE broods ...
CATA from Greek KATA ... it has to do with
DOWN AWAY or AGAINST
The story of
HALCYON and Ceyx is a
CATAlog of love and of
CATAstrophic events that some would call
CATAclysmic but which did not end in a
CATAcomb nor in
CATAlepsy but became a
CATAlyst toward immortality as if to note that
LYEIN means to loose or dissolve sentiments
HALCYON had such strong feelings that
the Gods and death relented and let feelings
CATApult ALCYON and Ceyx toward immortality in a
CATHARSIS of good feelings which made many cry
and blow their noses as if a
CATARRH or coryza made their "noses run away".
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