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Eos

Ἠώς). The Greek name of Aurora (q.v.), the goddess of morning, whence the epithet Eous is applied to all the eastern parts of the world (Ovid, Fast. iii. 406). She was the daughter of Hyperion and Thia or Euryphassa. At the close of each night she arose from the couch of her consort Tithonus and, drawn on a chariot by the steeds Lampus and Phaëton, ascended to heaven from the river Oceanus to announce the coming of the sun to gods and mortals. In Homer she accompanies the sun on his course, and in the tragic poets is identified with Hemera or the Day. For her relations with Cephalus, Orion , and Tithonus, see the respective articles. By the last named she had Memnon; and by Astraeus, she had Zephyrus, Boreas, Notus, and Hesperus.

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