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(Ἠώς [Ēṓs]; Latin Aurora)

A. Myth

Following Hesiod (Hes. Theog. 371–374), E., the Greek goddess of the dawn and daylight, is generally described as a daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the Sun god Helios and the Moon goddess Selene. She lives with her husband Tithonus (Hom. Il. 11,1) at the eastern rim of the world. By him, she gives birth to two sons, Memnon and Emathion (Hes. Theog. 984f.). The Titan Astraeus fathers the winds, the morni…

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Leuker, Tobias, “Eos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology, English edition by David van Eijndhoven, Christine Salazar, and Francis G. Gentry (2010). Original German-language edition: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgegeven von Maria Moog-Grünewald. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 5. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2008). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps4_e330980>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111

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