|In Greek mythology, Iris is the
personified goddess of the rainbow. She is regarded as
the messenger of the gods to mankind, and particularly of
the goddess Hera whose orders she brought to humans. Iris
is the daughter of Titan Thaumas and the nymph Electra.
She is portrayed as a young woman with wings and her
attributes are a herald's staff and a water pitcher. She
appears mainly on Greek vases.