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Last up for the Greek Goddesses this month… Iris. And this is well-timed if you’re a proud citizen of the United States. Iris is the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow! Oh happy day!

Iris is the messenger of the Gods, connecting them with humanity. She travels at the speed of wind and easily bounces between the sea and the underworld, bridging heaven and earth. She is almost always depicted with wings and a multi-hued gown.

Iris cannot deliver messages to humans in her “goddess form” so she takes on the appearance of someone the recipient knows. One of her duties is to carry water from the Styx (river of oaths) to Mount Olympus for the gods to swear by.