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Eos

In Greek mythology, Eos is a Titaness and the goddess of the dawn, who rose each morning from her home at the edge of the Oceanus. The Proto-Greek form of Ἠώς / Ēṓs has been reconstructed as *ἀυhώς / auhṓs, in Mycenaean Greek as *hāwōs. According to Robert S. P. Beekes, the initial aspiration could be due to metathesis, it is cognate to the Vedic goddess Ushas, Lithuanian goddess Aušrinė, Roman goddess Aurora, all three of whom are goddesses of the dawn. All four are considered derivatives of the Proto-Indo-European stem *h₂ewsṓs, "dawn"; the root gave rise to Proto-Germanic *Austrō, Old High German *Ōstara and Old English Ēostre / Ēastre. This cognate keening leads to the reconstruction of Hausos. Eos was the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia: Hyperion, a bringer of light, the One Above, Who Travels High Above the Earth and Theia, The Divine called Euryphaessa, "wide-shining" and Aethra, "bright sky". Eos was the sister of Helios, god of the sun, Selene, goddess of the moon, "who shine upon all that are on earth and upon the deathless gods who live in the wide heaven".

The generation of Titans preceded all the familiar deities of Olympus who supplanted them. In some accounts, Eos' father was called Pallas. Eos married the Titan Astraeus and became the mother of the Anemoi namely Zephyrus, Boreas and Eurus, her other notable offspring were Emathion by the Trojan prince, Tithonus. Sometimes, Hesperus and Tithonus were called the children of Eos by the Athenian prince, Cephalus; the dawn goddess Eos was always described with rosy fingers or rosy forearms as she opened the gates of heaven for the Sun to rise. In Homer, her saffron-colored robe is woven with flowers. From The Iliad: "Now when Dawn in robe of saffron was hastening from the streams of Oceanus, to bring light to mortals and immortals, Thetis reached the ships with the armor that the god had given her." "But soon as early Dawn appeared, the rosy-fingered gathered the folk about the pyre of glorious Hector."She is most associated with her Homeric epithet "rosy-fingered", but Homer calls her Eos Erigeneia: "That brightest of stars appeared, that most heralds the light of early-rising Dawn."

"And after these Erigeneia bore the star Eosphoros, the gleaming stars with which heaven is crowned."Thus Eos, preceded by the Morning Star, is seen as the genetrix of all the stars and planets. Eos' team of horses pull her chariot across the sky and are named in the Odyssey as "Firebright" and "Daybright". While Quintus described her exulting in her heart over the radiant horses that drew her chariot, amidst the bright-haired Horae, the feminine Hours, climbing the arc of heaven and scattering sparks of fire. Eos fell in love several times. According to Pseudo-Apollodorus, it was the jealous Aphrodite who cursed her to be perpetually in love and have an insatiable sexual desire because once had Eos lain with Aphrodite's sweetheart Ares, the god of war; this caused her to abduct a number of handsome young men, most notably Cephalus, Tithonus and Cleitus. The good-looking Cleitus was made immortal by her, she asked for Tithonus to be made immortal, but forgot to ask for eternal youth, which resulted in him living forever as a helpless old man.

Out of pity, she turned him into a cicada. According to Hesiod, by Tithonus, Eos had two sons and Emathion. Memnon was slain, her image with the dead Memnon across her knees, like Thetis with the dead Achilles are icons that inspired the Christian Pietà. The abduction of Cephalus had special appeal for an Athenian audience because Cephalus was a local boy, so this myth element appeared in Attic vase-paintings and was exported with them. In the literary myths, Eos took him to Syria; the second-century CE traveller Pausanias was informed that the abductor of Cephalus was Hemera, goddess of Day. Although Cephalus was married to Procris, Eos bore him three sons, including Phaeton and Hesperus, but he began pining for Procris, causing a disgruntled Eos to return him to her and put a curse on them. In Hyginus' report, Cephalus accidentally killed Procris some time after he mistook her for an animal while hunting. In Ovid's account, Procris, a jealous wife, was spying on him and heard him singing to the wind, but thought he was serenading his ex-lover Eos.

There are shrines, or altars to Eos. However, Ovid seems to allude to the existence of at least two shrines of Eos, as he describes them in plural, albeit few, in the lines: ‘Least I may be of all the goddesses the golden heavens hold – in all the world my shrines are rarest.’Ovid may therefore have known of at least two such shrines. Among the Etruscans, the generative dawn-goddess was Thesan. Depictions of the dawn-goddess with a young lover became popular in Etruria in the fifth century inspired by imported Greek vase-painting. Though Etruscans preferred to show the goddess as a nurturer rather than an abduc

Western major district of Helsinki

Läntinen suurpiiri is one of the seven major districts of Helsinki, Finland. It covers five subdistricts: Reijola, Haaga, Pitäjänmäki and Kaarela; as of 2005, western major district has 98,545 inhabitants living in an area of 30.4 km2. Each of the five districts has several subareas: Reijola district Laakso Ruskeasuo Meilahti Munkkiniemi district Niemenmäki Munkkivuori Talinranta Vanha Munkkiniemi Kuusisaari Lehtisaari Haaga district Etelä-Haaga Kivihaka Pohjois-Haaga Lassila Pitäjänmäki district Tali Pajamäki Pitäjänmäen teollisuusalue Reimarla Marttila Konala Kaarela district Kannelmäki Malminkartano Maununneva Hakuninmaa

Waygood

Waygood was a British Thoroughbred race horse and sire best known for winning the Irish Derby Stakes in 1923. Waygood was bred at the Shenley Stud in Hertfordshire by his owner, the London financier Walter Raphael, he was sired by the American-bred St Leger Stakes winner Tracery out of Ascenseur a mare who became the female ancestor of many notable Thoroughbreds including Galatea II, Never Say Die, High Chaparral and Americain. Raphael sent the colt to be trained at Suffolk by the former jockey Bill Halsey. Running in front of a large crowd in the Irish Derby at the Curragh Waygood started at odds of 6/1 in a field of fifteen runners, he was ridden by Morny Wing and won by an official margin of four lengths, taking a first prize of £4,650. Walter Raphael, donated £50 from his winnings to the Drogheda Memorial Fund, a charity which helped jockeys and trainers in "necessitous circumstances"; as a four-year-old, Waygood finished unplaced behind Parth in the Jubilee Handicap at Kempton Park Racecourse.

At the end of his racing career, Waygood was exported to the United States, where he served as a stallion for the U. S. Army Remount Service