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(Ἠώς; Ēṓs). Goddess of the dawn, probably of Indo-European origin, frequently equated with Hemera, the daylight. Her heavenly beauty (rosy-fingered, saffron-robed) is praised already by Homer (Il. 8,1). E. is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, sister of  Selene and  Helios (Hes. Theog. 371ff.). Every morning she rises with her chariot and horses from Oceanus (Hom. Il. 19,1; Od. 23,244; H. Hom. Veneris 5,227). By  Astraeus she is the mother of the winds and the stars (Hes. Theog. 378; Apollod. 1,9). She snatches the beautiful  Cleitus (Hom. Od. 15,250) an…

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Scheer, Tanja (Rome), “Eos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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