This link to the Mythology Guide gives a thorough and poignant account of Ceyx and Halcyone.

Birds of a Feather

Higgledy-Piggledy
Ceyx left Halcyone,
Sailed for Ionia,
Drowned in the sea;
Pitying gods, in their
Misericordia,
Changed them to kingfishers,
Answered her plea.


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