Monday, December 14, 2009

The Halcyon Days

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
During the Halcyon Days, the Mediterranean was supposed to stay calm. Halcyon is Greek for a kingfisher ('sea-hound'). The ancient Sicilians believed that the kingfisher incubated its eggs for fourteen days on the surface of the sea, during which time, before the Winter Solstice, the waves were still ...

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