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Times of Day: Sunset/Evening
The sweet and shining Hesperus, god of the Evening-Star - the star of dusk - was a winged youthful man and crowned with a starry aureole. He appeared in the sky when the day went out and before the night came!
As an attendant of glancing-eyed #Aphrodite, the brilliant Hesperus was also a wedding god: "... And thou star, forerunner of twilight, who returnest ever slowly for lovers ..."
The air-roaming God was worshipped with divine honours, and regarded as the fairest star in the heavens.
The Titans #Eos Erigeneia (Goddess of the dawn) and Astraeus (God of the dusk and stars), were the parents of bright Hesperus and his wandering star-brothers (Astra Planeta): Phainon (Saturn), Phaethon (Jupiter), Pyroeis (Mars) and Stilbon (Mercury) with which heaven is crowned, and his other siblings: the four strong-hearted Anemoi (Winds).
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