The alkyon is a fabulous bird which, according to a Greek legend, owed its birth to the metamorphosis of Alcyone. It was dedicated to the Thetis Nereid. The term, of Greek origin, consists of αλς / als ("the sea") and κύειν / kýein ("to be pregnant, to conceive"). It was believed that the alkyon nested on the waves of the sea, and that it incubated its eggs for seven days, called "Alcyonian days", after the winter solstice, a period of continuous calm that Zeus had granted it, pitying its nests that were constantly destroyed by the wind and waves. His feathers were considered ingredients in love potions, and it was claimed that his corpse should be kept close to his clothes to spare them the outrages of the verses1. This bird has been identified with kingfisher, seagull, petrel, gull, swan. In Guethary, where I often go, there is a beach called the Alcyons. At low tide we see the Flychs. This woman lying or sinking along the Flychs comes from the feeding mother. The sea?