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Φωσφορος

The name sometimes given to the morning star which is also called Heosphorus. Translated into Latin the name becomes Lucifer. It is often personified in poetry as the star which announces the approach of Aurora, the dawn, and which is the bearer of the light of Day.

{E2 DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY}

Table of Sources:
- Ovid, Met. 4,628; Her. 17,112;
- Hyg. Fab 65; 161.