We thought it might be fun for our clients to learn about why we chose the logo and color scheme to go with our name Halcyon Realty Group plus a little trivia about the origination of the word Halcyon (pronounced Hal-see-on or Hal-sien).
According to Wikipedia, Halcyon, a term that originates from the Greek myth of Alcyone, is used most often to mean golden or marked by peace and prosperity. In the context of the legend, the halcyon is a type of kingfisher bird that builds its nest by the sea; the bird charms the winds and waves so that seas remain unusually calm during its nesting season, the seven days before and seven days after the winter solstice.
So, the meaning of Halcyon was translated into our mission statement.
“Providing you Peace of mind while looking after your Prosperity delivering a Golden experience that you will come back for referring friends and family.”
The kingfisher bird with its orange and green coloring served as inspiration for our logo. The sun in the background is reminiscent of brilliant Arizona sunsets.
Other Halcyon Trivia
Another association with Halcyon is a star system in the constellation Taurus. It is the brightest star in the Pleiades open cluster. Alcyone is approximately 440 light years from Earth. It is named after the mythological figure Alcyone, one of the mythological Pleiades.
Literary “Halcyon days”
The phrase “Halcyon days” is a literary commonplace in English language and culture, signifying ideals of prosperity, bonhomie, joy, liberation, or tranquility. The usage descended through Old English from the Greek language expression, meaning “days of the halcyon (kingfisher)” literally and “calm days” metaphorically.
A poem of this name was written by Walt Whitman (1819-1892):
Not from successful love alone,
Nor wealth, nor honor’d middle age, nor victories of politics or war;
But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm,
As gorgeous, vapory, silent hues cover the evening sky,
As softness, fulness, rest, suffuse the frame, like freshier, balmier air,
As the days take on a mellower light, and the apple at last hangs
really finish’d and indolent-ripe on the tree,
Then for the teeming quietest, happiest days of all!
The brooding and blissful halcyon days!
Until next time…Live, Love, Learn, and Matter.