- From Ancient Greek Ἑωσφόρος, from Ἕως (Heōs, "dawn") + φέρω (phérō, "to bear, to carry"). (Wiktionary)
“Venus is the only planet mentioned by Homer, who in the Iliad calls it Eosphorus when describing the funeral of Patroklos, and Hesperos when telling of the battle between Achilles and Hektor.”
“Appears to depict Eosphorus, the incarnation of Venus at dawn, wreathed in a gauze of transparent fabric, like the mists that veil the world in the morning and bearing a wand of starlight.”
“Thus they had two names for the planet, Eosphorus meaning 'bearer of light' being the name of the Venus of morning and Hesperus being the name of the planet in the evening.”
“Eosphorus (Dawn-bringer), and the gleaming stars with which heaven is crowned.”
“And after these Erigenia  bare the star Eosphorus (Dawn-bringer), and the gleaming stars with which heaven is crowned.”
“Eosphorus, or Phosphorus, the bearer of the dawn, translated into”
“Eosphorus, the "Bringer of Dawn"; the evening star they called Hellenistic times, it was realized they were the same planet.”
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