Who was Eos?
Eos was the second generation of Titan gods and was revered as the goddess the dawn. She was one of the extraordinary number of gods and goddesses worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The Titans were the descendents of the first gods or divinities, called the primordial or primeval gods, who were born out of Chaos. The children of the Titans included the famous Olympian gods who included Zeus, Hera, Hestia, Hades and Poseidon and are shown on the Titans Family tree. The legend and myth about Eos, the goddess the dawn, and the Titans has been passed down through the ages and plays an important role in the history of the Ancient World of Greece and the study of the Greek classics.
Facts about Eos
Eos features in the Creation myth of the ancient Greeks which are based on the idea that these supernatural beings resembled mortals but possessed great magical and mystic powers. The following information, facts and profile provides a fast overview of Eos:
Role & Function: The function of Eos is described as being the goddess the dawn
Status: A goddess in the second dynasty of Titans
Name of Husband / Consort: Astraeus
Name of Father: Hyperion
Name of Mother: Theia
Names of Brothers: Helios
Names of Sisters: Selene
Names of Children with Astraeus: Phosphorus (aka Eosphorus), Hesperus, Phainon, Phaethon, Pyroeis, Stilbon and the Anemoi (Boreas, Notus, Zephyrus and Eurus)
The Children of Eos and Astraeus
The children of Eos the goddess of dawn, the morning and daybreak and Astraeus the god of dusk, nightfall and the evening and produced many children who are associated with what occurs in the sky during the twilight hours and the Anemoi, the gods of the winds, seasons and weather conditions.
- Phosphorus was the god of the Morning Star and the "Light-Bringer". The morning star is an appearance of the planet Venus
- Hesperus was the god of the Evening Star, the evening appearance of the planet Venus
- Phainon was the god of wandering star and associated with the planet Saturn
- Phaethon, the "radiant one" and associated with the planet Jupiter
- Pyroeis the Midnight Star and associated with the planet Mars
- Stilbon the "glittering one" the god of wandering star and associated with the planet Mercury
- Boreas was the god of the north wind and bringer of cold winter air
- Notus was the god of the south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn
- Zephyrus was the god of the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes
- Eurus was the god of the east wind