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].
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