Iris is the daughter of Thaumas and the ocean nymph Electra, an Oceanid. Her sisters are the Harpies, Aello, and Ocypete.
As the sun unites Earth and heaven, Iris links the gods to humanity. She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other, and into the depths of the sea and underworld.
Iris is married to Zephyrus, who is the god of the west wind. Their son is Pothos