Iris, Greek Goddess of the Rainbow- Iris’ themes are winter, peace, protection, air, meditation, promises and beginnings. Her symbols are rainbows and water. This Greek messenger to the gods traverses between the Earth and heavens, appearing as a winged maiden on a shining, hopeful rainbow. In this form She represents the calm after the storm – the end of the year’s activities and the advent of a new beginning.- (art By Prairiekittin)
Iris (Ἶρις); Iris is the Greek goddess of the rainbow. She is the gods’ link to humanity as she is also their messenger. She can travel with the speed of the wind from one end of the world to the other. Her father, Thaumas, was a marine god and her mother, Elektra, was a cloud nymph. She is usually described as a virgin goddess. Iris’ name contains a double meaning, being both connected with iris, “the rainbow”, and eiris, “messenger”.
The Goddess doesn't enter us from outside; she emerges from deep within. She is not held back by what happened in the past. She is conceived in consciousness, born in love, and nurtured by higher thinking. She is integrity and value, created and sustained by the hard work of personal growth and the discipline of a life lived actively in hope. ~ Marianne Williamson
Iris - Greek Goddess of the Rainbow. Iris is the messenger of the gods, and maidservant to Hera. She has power over the sea and the sky, and is considered to be the bridge between heaven and earth, linking the gods to humanity. She is portrayed as a young woman with golden wings standing at the side of either Hera or Zeus. (text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide. Art by wladothealphachicken)