Halcyon (IPAEng|ˈhælsiən), a term that originates from the Greek myth of Alcyone, is used most often to mean "golden" or marked by peace and prosperity.

Halcyon may refer to:

* "Halcyon" (genus), a type of bird
* Tree kingfisher, a family of birds (Halcyonidae) containing the above genus

* "Halcyon" (role-playing game), an indie role-playing game
* Halcyon (console), a video-game console
* Halcyon, a fictional class of starship that includes "Pillar of Autumn" in the Halo video game series
* Halcyon, a popular multiplayer map from Descent 3

* "Halcyon" (dialogue), a short dialogue attributed to Plato
* "Halcyon" (Stargate Atlantis novel), a novel by James Swallow
* Halcyon, the fictional capital city of the Thran civilization in the "Magic: The Gathering" universe

* "Halcyon" (Chicane song)
* "Halcyon" (Orbital song)
* "Halcyon (Best Of)", an album by Orbital
* "Halcyon", a song by The Acacia Strain from "3750"
* "Halcyon (Beautiful Days)", a song by Mono
* "Halcyon: The Heavy Silence: In Silent Rain", a song by ...And Oceans from "Cypher"
* "Here's to the Halcyon", a song by Old 97's from the album "Blame it on Gravity"
* "Halcyon Over Harlem", a song by The Coming Weak
* "Halcyon Mockery", a song and also title of a demo (2004) of UK-band Circumscriber

* Halcyon 23, a type of sailing ship built in England
* Halcyon class minesweeper, a type of British Royal Navy minesweeper
* Halcyon class torpedo gunboat, a type of British Royal Navy gunboat

* Halcyon, California, U.S.
* Halcyon Castle, a castle in Travancore, Kerala, India
* Halcyon Gallery, a group of three art galleries in the United Kingdom
* Halcyon House, a Georgian style home in Washington, D.C., U.S.
* Halcyon Monitoring Solutions, a company that monitors performance of computer systems
* The Halcyon Company, a film studio
* Halcyon, A manufacturer of DIR dive equipment.
* Alkyon, A hydraulic consultancy and research company in the Netherlands.

ee also

* Halcion, an insomnia drug
* Alcyone (disambiguation)
* Halcyon days
* Halcyon Days (disambiguation)

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  • Halcyon — Halcyon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Halcyon — «Halcyon» Сингл Orbital Выпущен 1992, 1993 Формат 7 и 12 грампластинки, CD Записан 1991 1993 Жанр электронная музыка …   Википедия

  • Halcyon — Hal cy*on (h[a^]l s[i^]*[o^]n), n. [L. halcyon, alcyon, Gr. alkyw n, alkyw n: cf. F. halcyon.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halcyon — (adj.) 1540s, in halcyon dayes (L. alcyonei dies, Gk. alkyonides hemerai), 14 days of calm weather at the winter solstice, when a mythical bird (identified with the kingfisher) was said to breed in a nest floating on calm seas. From halcyon (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • halcyon — [hal′sē ən] n. [ME alcioun < L alcyon < Gr alkyōn, kingfisher, altered by folk etym. after Gr hals, sea] 1. a legendary bird, identified with the kingfisher, which is supposed to have a peaceful, calming influence on the sea at the time of… …   English World dictionary

  • Halcyon — Hal cy*on, a. 1. Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Halcyon — bezeichnet eine Vogelgattung aus der Familie der Eisvögel, siehe Halcyon (Gattung) einen Ort in Kalifornien, in dem ein Tempel der Menschheit steht. Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • halcyon — ● halcyon nom masculin (de alcyon) Grand oiseau (martin chasseur) des régions tropicales de l Ancien Monde, se nourrissant d insectes, de lézards, de rongeurs, etc. halcyon [alsjɔ̃] n. m. ÉTYM. 1863, Littré; halcion, 1519; var. hellénisante de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • halcyon — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a past time) idyllically happy and peaceful: halcyon days. ORIGIN originally denoting a mythical bird (usually identified with a species of kingfisher) said to breed in a nest floating at sea, charming the wind and waves into… …   English terms dictionary

  • Halcyon — HALCỸON, ŏnis, od. Halcyŏne, es, ist nach einiger Schreibart eben so viel, als Alcyon, od. Alcyone, daher letzteres insonderheit nachzusehen …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

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