God of the Week: Eos

02/06/2012: Eos

Eos is the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn.

Eos, the Dawn, like her brother Helios, whose advent she always announced, was also deified by the early Greeks. She too had her own chariot, which she drove across the vast horizon both morning and night, before and after the sun-god. Hence she is not merely the personification of the rosy morn, but also of twilight, for which reason her palace is placed in the west, on the island Ææa.

– Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, E.M. Berens

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