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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Communication
Area of expertise: Communication
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 6127
Iris RelationshipsFather: Thaumas
Common questions about Iris
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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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