Greek Mythology

IRIS

Greek Communication Goddess

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.

Iris Facts and Figures

Name: Iris
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Communication
Area of expertise: Communication

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care

Article last updated on 06 September 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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