"Light-bearer." The Latin name for Phosphorus, the morning star, setting with the sun and rising as Phaethon begins his ride, wakening Aurora's fires to start the day. He is the father of Ceyx and Daedalion. When Ceyx is drowned he hides his face in mourning, and he darkens his face as an omen of Caesar's assassination.

Lucifer is also mentioned as a son of Jupiter.1



  1. Servius on Virgil's Aeneid iv, 130.


  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Bartelink, Dr. G.J.M. (1988). Prisma van de mythologie. Utrecht: Het Spectrum.
  • Hyginus. Astronomica ii, 42. Ovid. Metamorphoses ii, 111 ff, 708 ff; iv, 604 ff; viii, 1 ff; xi, 85 ff.; xv, 176 ff, 745 ff.