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September 20    Scripture

Mythology & Beliefs: Tithonus
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Tithonus was a mortal loved by Eos; changed into grasshopper.

Tithonus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (Τιθωνός), a son of Laomedon, and brother of Priam (Hom. Il. 20.237), or according to others (Serv. ad Virg. Georg. 1.447, 3.48), a brother of Laomedon. Others, again, call him a son of Cephalus and Eos. (Apollod. 3.14.3.) By the prayers of Eos who loved him he obtained from the immortal gods immortality, but not eternal youth, in consequence of which he completely shrunk together in his old age, whence an old decrepit man was proverbially called Tithonus. (Hom. Hymn. in Ven. 219 ; Hes. Theog. 984 ; Apollod. 3.12.4 ; Tzetz. ad Lyc. 18 ; Hor. Carm. 1.28. 8; Ov. Fast. 1.461.) [L.S] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3atext%3a1999.04.0104


Tithonus in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Tithonus or Tithonos (Ancient Greek: Τιθωνός) was the lover of Eos, Titan[1] of the dawn. He was a Trojan by birth, the son of King Laomedon of Troy by a water nymph named Strymo (Στρυμώ). In the mythology known to the fifth-century vase-painters of Athens, Tithonus was envisaged as a rhapsode, as the lyre in his hand, on an oinochoe of the Achilles Painter, ca. 470 BC–460 BCE (illustration) attests. Competitive singing, as in the Contest of Homer and Hesiod, is also depicted vividly in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo and mentioned in the two Hymns to Aphrodite.[2]...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithonus


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