Daughter of Thaumas and Electra. Sister to Arke (her twin) and the Harpies. Married to Zephyrus. Messenger goddess for the Olympians who traveled on rainbows and had golden wings. Lends her name to several multi-colored things, such as iris the flower, iris the colored part of the eye, and the word iridescence. Associated with communication, messages, the rainbow and new endeavors.