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The story of Halcyon days is that there is a period of 7 (or 14?) days around midwinter (on the 21st of December) on which Aeolus does not make the wind to blow - to allow the Kingfisher, 'Alcyone to lay her eggs. This is a myth. There is no predictable period of calm weather in midwinter, although periods of stormy and calm weather can alternate, on ...

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