The son of Hesperus and Philonis and the husband of Alcyone. Ceyx perished at sea and when his wife learned of his fate she threw herself into the ocean. Upon their deaths they were transformed into halcyons (kingfishers).
There are no representations of Ceyx in classical art but he appears later in wood carvings by Salamon and Solis.
- Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
- Ovid. Metamorphoses xi, 410 ff.