Ceyx

Greek - A king of Trachis. Son of Phosporos. Brother of Daedalion. Husband of Alcyone. Father of Hippasus. On a voyage to consult the oracle he was shipwrecked and drowned. His heart-broken wife, persuaded by Morpheus that Ceyx was really dead, tried to die in like fashion by throwing herself off the headland. When her husband's lifeless body floated towards the shore she threw herself into the sea. They were both changed into kingfishers by the gods who took pity on their love for each other. Some say that Ceyx became a gull, Alcyone the kingfisher. Also commonly called Ceyx, Keux or Keux.

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