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TitleManual of mythology. Greek and Roman, Norse, and Old German, Hindoo and Egyptian mythology
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204INFERIORDEITIES.Shelovedallfreshyounglife,andshowedspecialfavortothosepersonswhoseactivespiritledthemabroadinthemorningtohuntortomakewar.Whenstruckwiththebeautyofayouthshewouldcarryhimoff,andobtainim-mortallifeforhim,asshedidwithCleitus,Orion,Ceph-alus,andTithonus.SoitappearedtotheGreeks,whorecognizedinthebriefdurationofthefreshnessandglowofmorningacomparisonwiththeearlydeathofpromisingandbeautifulyouth,andfromthecomparisonconstructedamythwhichshouldtracebothtothesamedivinecause.Tithonusbecameherhusband,andshelivedwithhimpleasantlybesideOceanussolongashisyouthandbeautylasted.Unfortunately,inobtainingimmortalityforhimfromZeus,shehadomittedtoaddtoherrequest,''andeternalyouth."Whenwhitehairsshowedthemselvesonhisheadshewasnotthesametohimasbefore,thoughstillsupplyinghimwithambrosiaandfineraiment.Buthebe-camequitehelplessatlast,and,toavoidthesightofhisdecrepitude,sheshuthimupinachamber,whereonlyhisvoicewasheardlikethechirpofagrasshopper,intowhichcreature,itwassaid,hebecametransformed.BythestoryofTithonuswewouldunderstandday,initseternallyreturn-ingcourse,freshandbeautifulatdawn,weariedandwornattheclose.OfCephalusitissaidthatfromlovetohiswife,Procris,heresolutelywithstoodtheadvancesofAura,thegoddessofthemorningwind,andthatthelatterinrevengestirredupdiscordbetweenhimandhiswife.Anotherversionofthestoryis,thatAuracausedh'Wtokillhiswifebymistakewhenoutonthechase-Procris,itwouldseem,jealousofherhusband'smeetingswiththegoddess,hadsecretedher-selfinathickettowatchthem;buthappeningtostir,Ceph-aluscaughtthenoise,andsuspectingittobecausedbysomelurkinganimal,hurledhisspear,andslewhiswife.


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