Aeolus (the king)
and Aegiale (or Enarete). Her husband was king Ceynx, who in turn was the
son of the deity Eosphorus (Hesperius).
According to another myth Ceynx drowned in a shipwreck during a trip to consult an oracle. This made Alcyone follow him by jumping into the sea. The gods took pity on them, and transformed the into sea birds.
The Kingfisher has its nesting period during the winter solstice, and during the winter months when the weather is calm for a few days, the Greeks say we have "Halcyon days".