The first rainbow (how Iris and Zephyrus met (Iris; one day, she was…
The first rainbow
how Iris and Zephyrus met
Iris; one day, she was delivering a note to Zeus, but she accidentally dropped it and lost it.
she asked Apollo if they had seen anyone pick up the letter, however, Apollo answered, "no, sorry. but you can try and go ask Creces."
iris: messenger of gods
zephyrus: the god of wind
iris went to creces and asked, "have you seen a note? I lost it." Creces answered, "sorry i have not, perhaps go ask Zephyrus, he might know.
iris sighed and went to find Zephyrus. Iris questioned, "have you seen a note laying on the ground, I dropped it accidentally. Please, you're my final hope."
~~Zaphyrus responded, "i think i have seen one somewhere, but I can't remember the specfic place, but i'm think I can find it. You can come along with me!" Iris screamed, "yes! finally, someone has found it! and yes, I would love to come along."
when iris and zephyrus got seperated
they are grounded because Zeus doesn't want them to see each other again. However, the distance does not affect their love, but they still love each other. They are both haggard that they won't be seeing others. iris washes her face with tears everyday.
Both of them is getting thinner and thinner, and tortured by the longing to see each other.
Seeing this, Hera wants to help this poor couple. She thought that Zeus's action was cruel, however, the rules are the rules. Hera cannot break the rule, still she wants to help this couple as much as she can.
Hera got an idea, she went to Iris and Zephyrus separately and told them that their love is forbidden in Olympus. What she can do is to let them meet once a year afterward. See if they are willing to do so. If not they will not be seeing each other forever again.
It was a puzzling decision, but they both said yes. Therefore, Hera created a rainbow bridge and she assigned iris as the god of the rainbow. iris and Zephyrus could meet each other on the rainbow bridge once a year, and by not letting Zeus know.
And this is how rainbow is created.
when iris and zephyrus get along
However a messenger can't fall in love, so they decided to keep their relationship a secret. However, their relationship got found out by Zeus. Zeus first kindly asked them to end their relationship, but they are not willing to give up their love. So Zeus got really mad, and decided to punish them and split them up.
iris invited zephyrus to her place, and gave him something to keep that can be used to find her anytime he wants. They kept contact and soon they fell in love.
iris jumped in joy and hugged Zephyrus. iris thought that Zephyrus was really nice, and want to give him back something.
iris smiled, and they continued on the journey, they decided to go to the forest. they heard birds chirping in the trees, they went forward and asked the birds if they had seen any letter laying on the ground. The bird went back to its nest, and came out with a note on its beak and passed it to Zephyrus.
they went to a valley, and they found nothing. iris sadly said, "i knew i could have never found it." zephyrus comforted her and said, "don't worry, we will find it together!"