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Iris, I6RYS, `Iridescence'.

Alternate meaning: `Rainbow'.

[to Whom the third day of April, day 093, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Greek.

Linguistic notes: Greek Iris, 1. the rainbow, a sign to humanity. 2. Any bright-coloured circle, as that around the eyes of a peacock's tail. 3. the plant iris. Related English words: iris; iridescent; iridium. Iris, 5RYS, Anglecised pron. of Greek Iris (however that should be pronounced.)

Description: Winged Maiden Goddess [of communication; Matroness of the eye-language of lovers and the visual arts]; Messenger of the Deities; She who is swift of foot; She who fetches the water for the Deities solemn oaths from the Underworld.

To whom are sacred: rainbow; [iris plant, flower and root; iridium; prism; the pigmented, round, contractile membrane of the eye].

Titles, Variants, etc.

Sources: WWGRM/130.

worked on: September 1995; August 1991.
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