- Eos

Winged goddess of the dawn, Eos is the daughter of Theia and Hyperion, sister of Selene, the Moon, and Helios, the Sun. She opens the door of the day and soon after disappears leaving her brother, Helios, driving his chariot at daytime across the sky. Eos has married Perses (son of a Titan) with whom she had three children: the Winds, the Stars and Lucifer (the planet Venus when it rises as the morning star.) Her second husband was Cephale who became older and older without dying because Eos forgot to ask Zeus to give him an eternal youth. Eos is often represented with her two horses, Lampos and Phaeton, on her chariot. Venus, goddess of love, was jealous of Eos because of her beauty

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