Study Guide

Iris Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

The Iliad by Homer

Iris barely got a chance to sit down during the Trojan War. Check out Homer's epic account if you don't believe us.


Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

Theogony by Hesiod

Hesiod gives you the low down on the birth of Iris and her sisters, the Harpies, in this ancient epic poem.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Heracles by Euripides

In this tragedy, the rainbow goddess is totally freaked out when Heracles goes crazy and kills his kids.

Dec 20, 2019

The Birds by Aristophanes

Iris runs into some foul-mouthed fowl in this ancient comedy.

Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

The Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius

Iris saves her sisters, the Harpies, from the flying Boread brothers in this ancient poem, which tells the story of the quest for the Golden Fleece.

Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019

The Argonautica by Valerius Flaccus

The rainbow goddess shines again in this other version of the Quest for the Golden Fleece by the author often recognized for having the most ridiculous name ever.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Aeneid by Virgil

In this epic Roman poem, the gods have Iris hard at work, delivering messages all through Aeneas's quest for Italy.


Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

Hera sends Iris to get the help of Hypnos, the drowsy god of sleep, in this epic collection of poems.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Iris makes an appearance on stage in a play within a play in this Shakespeare masterpiece.

Dec 20, 2019

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Iris helps Percy Jackson and starts her own organic food store in this (clearly awesome) novel for young adults.

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