"Already the dawnstar burned pale in the east."
Dawnstar - Venus at Sunrise
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The dawn or morning star is the name given to the planet Venus when it appears in the east before sunrise.

Originally it was called Lucifer (from the Latin lucem ferre, meaning 'light-bearer') since the dawn appearance of Venus heralds daylight. The name Lucifer has since become exclusively associated with Satan, as the name he bore before being cast from heaven.