“the bringer of light”). The name of the planet Venus, when seen in the
morning before sunrise. The same planet was called Hesperus, Vesperugo, Vesper, Noctifer, or
Nocturnus, when it appeared in the heavens after sunset. Lucifer as a personification is
called a son of Astraeus and Aurora or Eos, of Cephalus and Eos, or of Atlas By Philonis he is
said to have been the father of Ceÿx. He is also called the father of Daedalion and
of the Hesperides. Lucifer is also a surname of several goddesses of light, as Artemis,
Aurora, and Hecaté.