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    [ 'hal-sE-&n] &發"爾" 的音 個字的發音聽起來像是 how- si- ern

    Alcyone was a Greek demi-goddess, sometimes regarded as one of the Pleiades. More often she was thought of as the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, son of Eosphorus and the king of Thessaly. They were very happy together, but, when Ceyx perished in a shipwreck, Alcyone (whose name means "queen who wards off storms") threw herself into the sea. Out of compassion, the gods changed them into the halcyon birds. When Alcyone made her nest on the beach waves threatened to destroy it, Aeolus restrained his winds and made the waves be calm during seven days in each year, so she could lay her eggs. These became known as the "halcyon days", when storms never occur. The halcyon has become a symbol of tranquillity.

    With Anthedon, she became the mother of Glaucus.

    Ovid XI, 410


    Alcyone is the name of the brightest star in the Pleiades cluster.

    The star Alcyone is the location "from which the Almighty governs his universe" according to Studies in the Scriptures, Millennial Dawn, volume 3, page 327, by Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses. It is also aluded to in the same sect's book Reconciliation by Joseph F. Rutherford, which says on page 14 "that one of the stars of that group is the dwelling-place of Jehovah." (The sect later disavowed the teaching in The Watchtower magazine of November 15, 1953, on page 703.)

    Answering Jehovah's Witnessess Subject by Subject, David A. Reed (Baker, 1996) p. 30 (ISBN 0-8010-5317-X)


    Alcyone is also the mystical name given to Jiddu Krishnamurti by C.W. Leadbeater in 1909. The book "At the Feet of the Master" was published in 1910 under the name of Alcyone.

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