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1. A son of Hermes and Herse, was carried off by Eos, who became by him the mother of Tithonus in Syria. (Apollod. 3.14.3.) Hyginus (Hyg. Fab. 160, 270) makes him a son of Hermes by Creusa, or of Pandion, and Hesiod (Hes. Th. 986) makes Phaeton the son of Cephalus instead of Tithonus. On the pediment of the kingly Stoa in the Cerameicus at Athens, and on the temple of Apollo at Amyclae, the carrying off of Cephelus by Hemera (not Eos) was represented. (Paus. 1.3.1, 3.18.7.)

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