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Dysis ( ancient Greek Δύσις , translation: setting , sunset ) is one of the hearing . In Greek mythology, hearing are the goddesses who oversee the orderly life. Dysis is the patron goddess of the hour of sunset . She is a daughter of the supreme Olympian god Zeus and the titan Themis .

In the fabulae 183 of the Roman geodesist Hyginus Gromaticus of the 1st or 2nd century AD, also called pseudo-Hygin, who mentions nine hours, it is not listed. In the Dionysiacs of the Nonnos of Panopolis , a Greek poet of the fifth century AD, she guarded the western portal from Zephyr , the west wind, in a house in the Hall of Harmonia . She is described there as the wet nurse of the moon goddess Selene .

In the Greek and Roman twelve hours, which were counted from sunrise ( Augē , first light), it is the penultimate hour after Hesperis (evening) and before Arktos (last light). The hour of dysis is the time of dinner together.


Individual evidence

  1. Die Horen on theoi.com (English)