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In "Greek mythology, Astraeus or Astraios ("/əˈstrəs/; "Greek: Ἀστραῖος "starry") was an "astrological "deity and the Titan-god of the dusk. Some also associate him with the winds, as he is the father of the four "Anemoi (wind deities).


In "Hesiod's "Theogony and in the "Bibliotheca, Astraeus is a second-generation "Titan, descended from "Crius and "Eurybia.[1] However, "Hyginus wrote that he was descended directly from "Tartarus and "Gaia, and referred to him as one of the "Gigantes.

Appropriately, as god of the "dusk, Astraeus married "Eos, goddess of the "dawn. Together as nightfall and daybreak they produced many children who are associated with what occurs in the sky during "twilight.

They had many sons, the four Anemoi ("Winds"): "Boreas, "Notus, "Eurus, and "Zephyrus,[2] and the five Astra Planeta ("Wandering Stars", i.e. "planets): Phainon (Saturn), Phaethon (Jupiter), Pyroeis (Mars), "Eosphoros/Hesperos (Venus), and Stilbon (Mercury).[3] A few sources mention one daughter, "Astraea, the goddess of innocence and, sometimes, justice.[4]

He is also sometimes associated with "Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds, since winds often swell up around dusk.


  1. ^ Hesiod. The Theogony of Hesiod. Forgotten Books. p. 13. "ISBN "978-1-60506-325-6. 
  2. ^ Smith, William (1859). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Little, Brown and Company. p. 389. 
  3. ^ Barney, Stephen et al., transl., ed. (2010). The Etymologies of "Isidore of Seville. Cambridge U. Press. p. 105. 
  4. ^ Anthon, Charles (1855). A Classical Dictionary. Harper & Brothers. p. 219. 
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