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Iris Goddess of the Rainbow

by Maggie Oliver

Maggie Oliver

on 1 October 2012

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Iris Goddess of the Rainbow
Messenger of Hera What Did She Do? Blooms Question One
How is Iris similar to Hermes? Bloom's Question Two
How would you feel if you served another god? Miscellaneous Bloom's Question Three
What do you think about Iris? Family Character Trait
Loyal Iris was Goddess of the Rainbow, messenger of the gods, and Hera and Zeus's personal messenger. Iris used a path of rainbows to deliver messages. She restores the peace in nature after strong storms, and supplies water to the clouds. Iris carries an ewer of water that puts to sleep all who perjure themselves, a winged staff or a caduceus, and she has golden wings. She is one of the few Olympian gods that are allowed to travel to the underworld. Iris has no specific myths or temples, but she is mentioned in the "Odyssey." She is normally pictured on vases as a glorious woman with golden wings, holding a water pitcher and a herald's rod. For those of you who don't know, Hermes is another immortal messenger. Both of them are able to travel to the underworld, and Hermes and Iris are both Olympian gods. The differences are that Iris is a personal messenger for Hera and sometimes Zeus, and Hermes is just a general messenger. Hermes is also somewhat of a thief, and Iris is very loyal. I would feel almost as if I was being used because I served them nectar and delivered all of their messages to other people. I would like to be able to not worry about whether or not someone else is happy for a little while. I guess Iris could have said she did not want to "serve" them anymore, but she was very dedicated. Iris is the child of Thaumas and the cloud nymph Electra. Her sisters are the fearful Harpies. Iris married Zephyrus, and had Pothos, god of passsion. The Iris flower is named after Iris, and she is a shape-shifter, meaning she can change her physical appearance. I think that Iris was very trustworthy and important. Without her, messages may not be received safely and securely. If there was a different messenger, he or she could invade the sender/receiver's privacy by reading the message. Iris would not have done that, she delivered the messages safely. Iris was loyal because she was so dedicated to Zeus and Hera. She did almost whatever they told her to. She also delivered all of the messages safely. Many of the gods/goddess' trusted her. Iris successfully delivered all of the messages that people gave her. By Maggie Oliver Pictures! Thanks for Watching!!!
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