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Eos was a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, daughter of the ancient race of Titans Hyperion and Thia. She was the goddess of the dawn and had two siblings; Helios, god of the sun; and Selene, goddess of the moon. Eos was married to the god of dusk Astraeus and together they had numerous children that represented everything that occurred during the union of the dusk and the dawn which is the twilight. Among her children were the four winds the Anemoi, as well as he Morning Star named Eosphorus, and Astra Planeta the wandering stars or planets.

Eos has also been mentioned in Greek myth as having an unquenchable desire for handsome young men. In some stories she is the consort of Ares god of war, a jealous goddess of love Aphrodite curses Eos into obsession. Her numerous lovers were Orion, Phaethon, Kephalos and Tithonos, three of which she ravished away to distant lands. In another myth the Trojan prince Tithonos became her actual consort. When Eos petitioned Zeus to grant him immortality, she neglected also to ask Zeus to grant him eternal youth. In time he became older, and older until he transformed into a grasshopper.

Eos In Comics

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Eos has been adapted from the Greek mythology of the Olympians by the publisher DC Comics. She has had appearances or mention in the following series.

DC Comics

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In 1980 George Pérez began working alongside Marv Wolfman for their DC Comics. Together with the publishing company they relaunched of The New Teen Titans. Perez and Wolfman would bring in heavily the Olympian Gods to add to Donna Troy's history. Eos was appeared in a few issues but never had a speaking line. She would be seen defending Mount Olympus from the attack of the Titans of Myth.

George Perez, Len Wein, and Greg Potter would relaunch Wonder Woman of in 1987, they tied the character more closely to the Greek gods and Goddess elements of her history. Eos originally was cast as one of the newly debuted Olympians in Wonder Woman vol. 2 #1 in February 1987. However she made very little appearances after her initial reintroduction in the series.

Hero Comics

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In the series titled the Champions which was produced by Hero Comics and created by Dennis Mallonee, Chris Marrinan, and Dell Barras, Eos and the Olympian Gods would make an appearance. Eos was a major part of the story line as she took possession of Flare and traveled along with her teammates in the Champions to Mount Olympus. She first appeared in "The Gods reborn", Champions #11 September 1988.

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