Iris was the messenger of the Olympian gods and personifies the rainbow, therefore being its goddess. Iris is also the goddess of the sea and sky, since her father was a marine-god, and her mother a cloud-nymph. It was believed that Iris was responsible for replenishing rain clouds from seawater to provide bountiful rainfall. She serves as the link between the gods and humans, and is able to travel from one end of the world to the other with the speed of the wind.
In Roman mythology her name is Arcus.
Greek Mythology Symbols
Greek mythology remains one of the most popular and epic mythologies in existence today. For centuries, Greek tales and tragedies have enchanted the world and this continues to be the case. Greek mythologies revolve around gods, heroes, and rituals that the ancient Greek followed and most of these were considered to be true. These myths explained many elements of the natural and physical world and phenomena that were in existence.
These myths also had some more somber tales and legends that were meant to serve as warnings of what could befall those who fall suit to more negative personality traits. These myths also served as a connection to religion in ancient Greece. These fables explained how gods originated, their lives, afterlife and other elements of living. And ultimately, the myths also served as a reminder of the past-ancestors, wars, and exploration. These myths have been immortalized in the literature and arts of many different regions, leading to its continuing popularity.
Roman Mythology is based on Greek Mythology for this reason we added a Roman name translation to a large number of gods and goddesses.