"When Dawn had risen from the bed where she sleeps beside illustrious Tithonus"

Eos pursuing Tithonus, Red-figure Oinochoe, 470-60 BC
Public DomainEos pursuing Tithonus, Red-figure Oinochoe, 470-60 BC - Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons
 Tithonus was a Trojan prince and the mortal lover of Eos (Dawn). Eos asked Zeus to bestow immortality on her beloved, but forgot to ask for eternal youth. Tithonus lived forever but continued to age, so that he soon came to see his immortality as a terrible curse rather than a gift.