Morning Star

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Morning Star, morning star, or Morningstar may refer to:


  • Morning star, most commonly used as a name for the planet Venus when it appears in the east before sunrise
  • Morning star, a name for the star Sirius, which appears in the sky just before sunrise from early July to mid-September
  • Morning star, a (less common) name for the planet Mercury when it appears in the east before sunrise
  • Heliacal rising, the astronomical occurrence when a star rises and becomes visible over the eastern horizon before sunrise, thus becoming a morning star.

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  • Aurvandil, the Morning Star, or Rising Star, in Germanic mythology
  • At-Tariq, a chapter of the Quran
  • Barnumbirr, a creator-spirit in the Yolngu culture of Australia
  • Jesus, self-described as "the bright Morning Star" in the Christian Bible
  • John the Baptist, called a "bright morning star" in Eastern Orthodox Church hymnology
  • Lucifer, a name based on the Latin name for the Morning Star
  • Mary, mother of Jesus, called "morning star" in the Litany of Loreto
  • Morning Star, one of the Zorya (goddesses in Slavic mythology)
  • Morningstar or Red Horn, a culture hero in Siouan oral traditions
  • Morning Star ceremony, an historical ritual ceremony in Pawnee mythology
  • Morning Star ceremony, a Yolngu (Aboriginal Australian) ceremony associated with Barnumbirr
  • Phosphorus (morning star), the Morning Star in Greek mythology
  • Tlāhuizcalpantecuhtli, god of the morning star (Venus) Aztec mythology



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