Hesperis (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Hesperis (Ancient Greek: Ἑσπερίς, Hesperís, "evening")[1] (or Hesperius) was (according to one account) the daughter of Hesperus, and the mother of the Hesperides by Atlas.[2]

Because of her beauty she was also associated with Aphrodite.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Ἑσπερίς. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project
  2. ^ Honoratus, Servius (1881). Georgius Thilo (ed.). In Vergilii carmina comentarii. Servii Grammatici qui feruntur in Vergilii carmina commentarii; recensuerunt Georgius Thilo et Hermannus Hagen [Commentaries on the Poems of Vergil Which Were Reported of Servius the Grammarian]. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner.Perseus Project A.4.484