Spiritual concepts


Both the Morning Star and the Evening star as symbols feature quite strongly in poetry and paintings and in all mystical and spiritual systems.

The Alchemists refer to the Morning Star by its alternative name Phosphorus, light bearer and Lucifer. Thus there is no connection with the Devil, nor is Lucifer a 'fallen angel'. It is a spirit of the Morning star, a person who has come down onto the physical level in order to 'shed light' or illuminate, quite a sacrifice really.


In Greek mythology, Hesperus (Greek Hesperos) (Roman equivalent: Vesper cf. "evening", "supper", "evening star", "west"), is the Evening Star.

He is the son of the dawn goddess Eos (Roman equivalent: Aurora)

And brother of Eosphorus (Ηωσφόρος Eosphoros "dawn-bearer"; also Phosphorus (Φωσφόρος, Latin: Lucifer, lit. "light-bearer", Iubar), the Morning Star.

Hesperus' father was Cephalus, a mortal, while Eosphoros' was the star god Astraios.


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