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All About Pan
demeter and persephone myth
Fates, Furies, and Graces
Greek Monsters and Mythical Creatures
Greek Mythology in Popular Culture
Greek Myths Including Hera
Other Greek Gods
Penelope and Telemachus
Popular Greek Myths
The Iliad, Epic Poem told by Homer
The Odyssey - Circe
The Odyssey - Polyphemus
The Odyssey - The Laestrygones
The Odyssey - The Lotus Eaters
The Odyssey - Underworld
The Odyssey- Cattle of Helios
The Trojan Horse
Eos: The Goddess of Dawn
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Roman name: Aurora
Eos was said to be a lovley woman. Many sources say that she was
he also wears saffron robes.
Goddess of Dawn
Eos's parents were Hyperion and Theia. She also had two siblings, Helios and Selene. Her husband is Thitonus. Eos had many affairs leading to many children. She had two children with Thitonus, named Memnon and Emathion. She had one child with Cephalus, named Phaeton. She also had several other children with Astraeus such as Zephyrus, Boreas, and Notos.
She had this many affairs because she was under a curse to be in love by
. Aphrodite was jealous of Eos's affair with
, so she punished Eos to always be in love. Eos had a thing for mortals, and so most of her affairs were with them.
Symbols associated with Eos include a dew drop and sometimes the sun.
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Eos is said to bring the sun up every morning and open the gates of heaven. To bring dawn, Eos rides her golden chariot (pulled by winged horses) across the sky, and she announces the light to the immortals. It is said that Eos's tears make the dew in the grass.
An Episode from Eos's life:
Because of Eos's numerous affairs, she had multiple children. Her first children she had were with Thitonus. Her son Memnon fought in the
, and was destined for death. Eos became upset and begged
for her son's immortality. Eos then sent her son to Ethiopia. He became the king there. But her son's destiny was to die, and when
Akhilleus slayed Memnon, Eos cried and her
tears made the dew in the fields.
This Episode illistrates on of Eos's characteristics (Her dew making tears).
Eos Also appears in the
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