"As soon as dawn appeared, fresh and rosy-fingered"
Eos, goddess of the dawn
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Dawn (Eos) was a goddess in Greek mythology. Most natural features and phenomena were anthropomorphised in this way by the Greeks and Romans.

This is also one of the most often repeated, as well as the more famous lines of The Odyssey. Bards used the repetition of certain formulaic phrases as a technique to aid them when performing oral epic poetry.