|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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