Sunday 24 November 2013


                                    In Greek mythology, Eos was the daughter of Hyperion and Theia or Euryphassa and sister of Helios (sun) and Selene (moon). Eos was the rosy fingered goddess of the dawn. Eos rose up into the sky from the river Oceanus at the start of eachday and with her rays of light dispersed the mists of night. She was sometimes depicted riding in a golden chariot drawn by winged horses at other time she was shown borne aloft by her own pair of wings. Eos is most noted for her insatiable appetite for youngmen.
Eos riding in a golden chariot

As Eos had affair with the war god Ares and was cursed with unsatisfiable sexual desire by the jealous Aphrodite. This caused her to abduct a number of handsome youngmen, most notable Cephalus, Orion, Cletus, and Tithonus. Tithonus by whom she became mother of Emathion and Memnon. Eos begged Zeus to make Tithonus immortal, but forgot to request eternal youth for him. So long as he was young and beautiful she lived with him at the end of the earth on the bank of Oceanus and when he grew old she nursed him until his voice disappeared and his body became quite dry, and then transformed him into cricket.
Eos and Tithonus

                          By Astraeus she became mother of Boreas, Notus, Heosphorus, Zephyrus, and other stars. When her son Memnon was going to fight against Achilles, she asked Hephaetus to give arms for him and when Memnon was killed her tears fell down in form of morning dew.


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