Morning Star

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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. Venus is also the Evening Star.
  • Morning star, a name for the star Sirius, which appears in the sky just before sunrise during the Dog Days
  • Morning star, a (less common) name for the planet Mercury when it appears in the east before sunrise



  • The Latin name of the Morning Star ("Lucifer") has been given to Satan in some Christian theology. Many Christians believe that Lucifer is referred to as the son of the morning.
  • Jesus describes himself as "the bright Morning Star" in the Christian Bible (Revelation 22:16) Notice that "Morning Star" is capitalized in this instance.
  • Words attributed to Jesus (in the Bible) indicate that "the morning star" will be given to "he who overcomes, and keeps [Jesus's] works until the end" (Revelation 2:28)
  • May be a symbolic reference (in the Bible): "...and the morning star rises in your hearts." (II Peter 1:19)
  • John the Baptist, called a "bright morning star" in Eastern Orthodox Church hymnnology
  • Mary the mother of Jesus, called "morning star" in the Litany of Loreto


  • Morning Star (chief), Northern Cheyenne leader, also known as Dull Knife
  • Richard Morningstar (born 1945), ambassador, Special Envoy of the United States Secretary of State for Eurasian Energy
  • Erica Morningstar (born 1989), Canadian swimmer
  • Chip Morningstar, American author, developer, programmer and designer of software systems
  • John Wycliffe, the English theologian, sometimes referred to as the "Morning Star of the Reformation"




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  • The Morningstars, a band fronted by Sierra Leonean musician S. E. Rogie



  • "Morning Star", song by aboriginal group Stiff Gins single of the year 2000 award DEADLY
  • Morning Star (Nat King Cole song) from his album St. Louis Blues 1958
  • "Morningstar", a song by the American alternative rock band AFI from their 2000 album The Art of Drowning
  • "Morgenstern (Morning Star)", a song by Rammstein on their 2004 album Reise, Reise
  • "The Morningstar", a song by the Swedish gothic doom metal band Draconian on their 2006 album The Burning Halo
  • "Morning Star", a musical work for wind ensemble composed by David Maslanka
  • "Morning Star" (song), a song by British hip hop group N-Dubz
  • "Morning Star", a song by Roger Shah featuring the voice of Moya Brennan
  • "Morning Star", a song by the Brazilian power metal band Angra on their 2004 album Temple of Shadows
  • "Draconian Trilogy: Morning Star", a song by the Swedish symphonic metal band Therion on their 1998 album "Vovin".
  • "Morning Star, Durbanville", a song by the South African punk rock band Fokofpolisiekar on their 2006 album Swanesang
  • "Morning Star", song by Hank Marvin Lordan, Greenaway, Cook 1970
  • "Morning Star", song by James Sugarboy Crawford, D. Bartholomew, Phil Bo, Phil Boudreaux
  • "Morning Star", song by Kool and The Gang Kool 1980
  • "Morning Star", song by Lucifer (band) Jennings Sadonis 2015
  • "Morning Star", song by Mel Torme 1972
  • "Morning Star", song by Ronnie Ronalde Steffani 1959
  • "Morning Star", song by Willie Francis Jamaica 1973
  • "Morning Star", song by De Kermisklanten (nl), Netherlands, 1984

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