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IRIS

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Transcript of IRIS

Iris is th
e messenger of the gods, cup-bearer of the gods, goddess of the sea and sky, Hera's assistant, and she waters the clouds to make the rainbow.
Myth
Iris doesn't have a myth of her own. However, she is mentioned in many Greek myths as a messenger of Hera or Zeus. For example, in the myth ''The Abduction of Persephone," Zeus tells Iris to go tell Demeter, who had run away because Hades had kidnapped her daughter, to go back to Olympus. Demeter did not want to go back to Olympus until Hades let her daughter go.

Facts & Thesis
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods.
She travels on the rainbow while carrying messages from the gods to the humans.
This presentation tells about Iris's responsibilities, symbols, strengths, powers,
and a myth.
Family & Appearance
Iris's mother is Electra, her father is Thaumas, and her sisters are the Harpies: Aello, Celaeno,and Ocypete. She is married to Zephyrus, the god of the west wind. Their son is Pothos.
Iris is a very beautiful woman, with a robe that has all the colors of the rainbow. She has golden wings, a "winged staff" and a jug to serve nectar to the gods.
Responsibilities, Powers, Strengths and Weaknesses, and Good or Evil
Her powers are that she can travel the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other, and she is one of the few gods that can travel to the underworld.
Her strengths are speed and that she is faithful and loyal to Zeus and Hera.
Iris is a good goddess, not a bad one.
Bibliography
"IRIS : Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, Messenger of the Gods | Mythology, W/ Pictures."
IRIS : Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, Messenger of the Gods |Mythology, W/ Pictures.
N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2013.
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"Iris (Greek Mythology)."
Wikipedia.
Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Nov. 2013. Web. 23 Dec. 2013.
Pictures from: www.googleimages.com.

Now You've Learned
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods.
She travels on the rainbow while carrying messages from the gods to the humans.
You have also learned all about her responsibilities, symbols, strengths, powers and a myth that mentions her.
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