Iris-Keepr of the Rainbow. Throughout the ages, the rainbow has beenthe symbol of hope, a promise of better things to come. The ancient Greeks personified the rainbow as the goddess Iris. Carried by her shimmering wings, Iris traveled so swiftly that mortals can see only the trail of her rainbow-coloured passage arcorss the sky.

Iris-Keepr of the Rainbow. Throughout the ages, the rainbow has beenthe symbol of hope, a promise of better things to come. The ancient Greeks personified the rainbow as the goddess Iris. Carried by her shimmering wings, Iris traveled so swiftly that mortals can see only the trail of her rainbow-coloured passage arcorss the sky.

Modern Greek Mythology: Iris, is the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow.

Modern Greek Mythology: Iris, is the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow.

MYTHOLOGY MEME: {1/5} GODS/GODDESSES  Iris (Ἶρις); Iris is the Greek goddess of the rainbow. She is the gods’ link to humanity as she is also their messenger. She can travel with the speed of the wind from one end of the world to the other. Her father, Thaumas, was a marine god and her mother, Elektra, was a cloud nymph. She is usually described as a virgin goddess. Iris’ name contains a double meaning, being both connected with iris, “the rainbow”, and eiris, “messenger”.

MYTHOLOGY MEME: {1/5} GODS/GODDESSES Iris (Ἶρις); Iris is the Greek goddess of the rainbow. She is the gods’ link to humanity as she is also their messenger. She can travel with the speed of the wind from one end of the world to the other. Her father, Thaumas, was a marine god and her mother, Elektra, was a cloud nymph. She is usually described as a virgin goddess. Iris’ name contains a double meaning, being both connected with iris, “the rainbow”, and eiris, “messenger”.

Gods and Goddesses of Olympus -- Iris, Goddess of the Rainbow

Gods and Goddesses of Olympus -- Iris, Goddess of the Rainbow

An Iridescent Kite Made From 3M™ Dichroic Glass Finishes in technology main art  Category

An Iridescent Kite Made From 3M™ Dichroic Glass Finishes in technology main art Category

Iris, Greek Goddess of the Rainbow- Iris’ themes are winter, peace, protection, air, meditation, promises and beginnings. Her symbols are rainbows and water. This Greek messenger to the gods traverses between the Earth and heavens, appearing as a winged maiden on a shining, hopeful rainbow. In this form She represents the calm after the storm – the end of the year’s activities and the advent of a new beginning.- (art By Prairiekittin)

Iris, Greek Goddess of the Rainbow- Iris’ themes are winter, peace, protection, air, meditation, promises and beginnings. Her symbols are rainbows and water. This Greek messenger to the gods traverses between the Earth and heavens, appearing as a winged maiden on a shining, hopeful rainbow. In this form She represents the calm after the storm – the end of the year’s activities and the advent of a new beginning.- (art By Prairiekittin)

Coolest depiction of the Greek rainbow goddess Iris that I've ever come across!

Coolest depiction of the Greek rainbow goddess Iris that I've ever come across!

Iris is the greek goddess of the rainbow and one of the two main messengers of the gods, the other one being Hermes. Iris is generally known as the personification of the rainbow but also of the “communication” of the gods with the humans, the “pact” that we make with them after the storm, an agreement of peace and understanding. I find this meaning of the rainbow very beautiful. Also, Iris is usually a private “messenger” of Hera, which gets her into some juiciy stories… hehe… The word in…

Iris is the greek goddess of the rainbow and one of the two main messengers of the gods, the other one being Hermes. Iris is generally known as the personification of the rainbow but also of the “communication” of the gods with the humans, the “pact” that we make with them after the storm, an agreement of peace and understanding. I find this meaning of the rainbow very beautiful. Also, Iris is usually a private “messenger” of Hera, which gets her into some juiciy stories… hehe… The word in…

Iris - Greek Goddess of the Rainbow. Iris is the messenger of the gods, and maidservant to Hera. She has power over the sea and the sky, and is considered to be the bridge between heaven and earth, linking the gods to humanity. She is portrayed as a young woman with golden wings standing at the side of either Hera or Zeus. (text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide. Art by wladothealphachicken)

Iris - Greek Goddess of the Rainbow. Iris is the messenger of the gods, and maidservant to Hera. She has power over the sea and the sky, and is considered to be the bridge between heaven and earth, linking the gods to humanity. She is portrayed as a young woman with golden wings standing at the side of either Hera or Zeus. (text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide. Art by wladothealphachicken)

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