The Rosy Fingers of Eos

Eos (Roman: Aurora)
Mother of the Winds and Stars 
Titan/Goddess of the Dawn, Day and Evening
Eos is the Titan Goddess of the Dawn. Aurora to the Romans, Goddess of the Dawn. Eos is the daughter of Hyperion and Theia. Eos is young, high spirited and lovely; it is her nature to awaken desire. Her eyelids are snowy, cheeks rosy and head crowned with beautiful, dewy tresses. She has rosy arms and fingers and large, white wings. She wears a radiant crown or a star on her head and is sometimes veiled. Her robes are saffron yellow or dazzling white and purple, and she wears yellow shoes.
Tender-hearted Eos is always eager for young mortal lovers. This is punishment inflicted on her by Aphrodite for having slept with her man, Ares. Like Aphrodite, she brings love to mortals, but is not as easily appeased as the Goddess of Love. So also Dawn brings a renewal of erotic passions and the morning erection. This is why we have morning wood and morning sex.
Eos lives by the streams of Ocean at the eastern end of the Earth. The roosters call her in the morning and she awakes and leaps early. Eos leaves her court and opens the Eastern Gates of pearl upon the pathway strewn with roses. Swiftly she rides forth in her chariot drawn by two horses, while Nyx and Hypnos (Night and Sleep) fly in front of her. Eos lifts the veil of night and chases away the hosts of stars, so the souls of the dead depart at daybreak. The first light of Dawn is white, for that is the color of her wings. Next we see the golden radiance from her saffron robe and yellow shoes. Finally her rosy fingers stretch across the heavens. The flowers and plants, drenched by the dew that she pours from her pitchers, lift their faces to her in gratitude for the new day.
A fresh wind is felt at Dawn's approach, for Astraeus, who is the Dawn Wind, and Eos is the mother of the strong-hearted winds; brightening Zephyrus (west), Boreas (north) and Notus (south). These are the winds of morning, which brings benefits to mortals (as opposed to the other turbulent, chaotic winds), for the beneficial winds are born of Eos and Astraeus, "the luminous radiance of the night sky." The four winds help to organize human labor and to orient the sea lanes; they also define the cycles of the seasons.
To Astraeus, also the Ancient Father of the Stars, She also bore the star Heosphoros (Dawn Bringer) and the other gleaming stars by which the heavens is crowned. That is, the God of the Night Sky united with the Dawn to engender the Morning Star (Heosphoros). Others say this is Daystar, who is called Phosphorus (Lucifer by Romans) or Phaethon, the Illuminator, is the son of Eos and Cephalus. In any case, carrying a torch He flies by his own wings before her chariot.
As the New Day, Eos accompanies her brother Helios, the Sun, throughout the day, riding ahead of His chariot. Therefore she is identified with daylight and is called Hemera (Day). At dusk She accompanies the Sun to the west, where She is called Hesperia (Evening).
Her sons:
Lord of Winter and God of the North Winds

Lord of Spring and God of the West Winds

Lord of Summer and God of the South Winds

Lord of Autumn and God of the East Wind

Eosphoros (Luifer)
God of Morning Star


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