Greek myth the son of Laomedon of Troy who was loved by the goddess Eos. She asked that he be made immortal but forgot to ask that he be made eternally young. When he aged she turned him into a grasshopper
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How to use Tithonus in a sentence
Memnon was the son of Aurora and Tithonus, and was dearly loved by his young and beautiful mother.'Round the Year in Myth and Song | Florence Holbrook
Aurora loved Tithonus, and, as he was a mortal, she begged the gods to give him immortal life.'Round the Year in Myth and Song | Florence Holbrook
I am glad to be free from him, in this at any rate—and it is your Tithonus that has rescued me.The Woman Who Vowed | Ellison Harding
For the son she bore, the tears of Nereus' daughter, of Tithonus' consort, could melt thine heart.The Aeneid of Virgil | Virgil
The vast inconvenience of animal immortality was told in the fable of Tithonus.