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Multi-colored Rainbow Messenger Goddess

The daughter of THAUMAS and ELECTRA, she's sadly deficient in followers.

One day over the rainbow she used to bring HERA's messages to mankind, but now spends most of her time stuck on Greek vases waiting to be noticed as bypassers gabble into their cell phones.

Once her courier service for HERA and ZEUS was second to none. Not even HERMES. She never fluffed her lines, muffled her messages or got her wings in a flap however fast she flew. She never slept and was always in constant attendance waiting to take the latest 'Tell-a-Gram' over the Rainbow.

If, as reported, she had had an affair with or married ZEPHYRUS, she must have done it on the wing; and if she was the mother of EROS as some claim, it is not surprising he was born with wings and delivered messages of his own by arrow.

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Article last updated on 25 March 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Name : IRIS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1542

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