Iris

Iris, the daughter of Thaumus (i.e. wonder) and of the ocean nymph Electra (i.e. splendour); was the goddess of the rainbow, and as such the messenger of the gods, particularly of Zeus and Hera, the appearance of the rainbow being regarded as a sign that communications of good omen were passing between heaven and earth, as it was to Noah that they would continue to be kept up; she is represented as dressed in a long wide tunic, over which hangs a light upper garment, and with golden wings on her shoulders.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Iridium * Irkutsk
Iran
Iranians
Irawadi
Ireland
Ireland, Samuel William Henry
Irenæus
Ire`ne
Irene
Ireton, Henry
Iridium
Iris
Irkutsk
Irmin
Iron Age
Iron City
Iron Crown
Iron Duke
Iron Gate
Iron Hand
Iron Mask, Man with the
Ironclads

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Iris in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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