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Eos, Êôs

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Eos is the Greek personification of the Dawn, the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia and the sister of Helios (Sun) and Selene (Moon)...


At the close of each night, rosy-fingered, saffron-robed Eos rises from her couch in the east and mounts her chariot drawn by the horses Lampus and Phaethon.


Her duty is to ride to Mount Olympus and announce the approach of her brother Helios...


When Helios appears Eos becomes Hemera (Day) and she journeys along with him on his travels until, now transformed into Hespera (Dusk), she announces their safe arrival on the western shores of the great Ocean....


Eos had an unquenchable desire for handsome young men, some say as the result of a curse laid upon her by the goddess Aphrodite.


Her lovers included Orion, Phaethon, Kephalos and Tithonos, three of which she ravished away to distant lands.


The Trojan prince Tithonos became her official consort. When the goddess petitioned Zeus for his immortality, she neglected also to request eternal youth.


In time he shrivelled up by old age and transformed into a grasshopper.


Eos was closely identified with Hemera, the primordial goddess of day.


In some mytlegends--such as the tales of Orion and Kephalos--Eos stood virtually as a non-virginal substitute for Artemis...



From The Iliad:


Now when Dawn in robe of saffron was hastening from the streams of Oceanus, to bring light to mortals and immortals, Thetis reached the ships with the armor that the god had given her.—Iliad xix.1


But soon as early Dawn appeared, the rosy-fingered, then gathered the folk about the pyre of glorious Hector.

—Iliad xxiv.776




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See Selene:


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