To educate daughters
Titaness and the goddess of the dawn, who rose each morning from her home at the edge of to educate daughters Oceanus. Eos had a brother and a sister, Helios, god of the sun, and Selene, goddess of the moon.
Now when Dawn in robe of saffron was hastening from the streams of Oceanus, to bring light to mortals and immortals, Thetis reached the ships with the armor that the god had given her. But soon as early Dawn appeared, the rosy-fingered, then gathered the folk about the pyre of glorious Hector. Horae, the feminine Hours, climbing the arc of heaven and scattering sparks of fire. This rosy-fingered, saffron-robed and golden-throned goddess, who goes up to Olympus to announce the light to the immortals, fell in love several times, and some say it was Aphrodite who cursed her to be perpetually in love, because once had Eos lain with Aphrodite’s sweetheart Ares, the god of war. Eos and the slain Memnon on an Attic red-figure cup, ca.
According to Pseudo-Apollodorus, Eos consorted with the war god Ares and was thereupon cursed with unsatisfiable sexual desire by the jealous Aphrodite. According to Hesiod by Tithonus Eos had two sons, Memnon and Emathion. Memnon fought among the Trojans in the Trojan War and was slain. The abduction of Cephalus had special appeal for an Athenian audience because Cephalus was a local boy, and so this myth element appeared frequently in Attic vase-paintings and was exported with them. In the literary myths Eos kidnapped Cephalus when he was hunting and took him to Syria. The second-century CE traveller Pausanias was informed that the abductor of Cephalus was Hemera, goddess of Day. In Hyginus’ report, Cephalus accidentally killed Procris some time later after he mistook her for an animal while hunting.
In Ovid’s Metamorphoses VII, Procris, a jealous wife, was spying on him and heard him singing to the wind, but thought he was serenading his ex-lover Eos. Among the Etruscans, the generative dawn-goddess was Thesan. Depictions of the dawn-goddess with a young lover became popular in Etruria in the fifth century, probably inspired by imported Greek vase-painting. The Roman equivalent of Eos is Aurora, also a cognate showing the characteristic Latin rhotacism.
Dawn became associated in Roman cult with Matuta, later known as Mater Matuta. Kerenyi observes that Tito shares a linguistic origin with Eos’s lover Tithonus, which belonged to an older, pre-Greek language. Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Brill, 2009, p. The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World. Goldberg, “The ‘Eos and Kephalos’ from Cære: Its Subject and Date” American Journal of Archæology 91.
Goldberg 1987:605-614 casts doubt on the boy’s identification, in the context of Etruscan and Greek abduction motifs. Noted by Goldberg 1987: in I. Grimal, Pierre, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eos. This page was last edited on 2 April 2018, at 04:30. What is Chicken Soup for the Soul?
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