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Memnon striken by Achilles falls into the arms of his mother Eos, detail of an attic red figure calyx krater, c. 490-480BC, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

In Greek mythology, Memnon (Μέμνων ) was an Ethiopian king and son of Tithonus and Eos. At the Trojan War, he brought an army to Troy's defense and was killed by Achilles. However, he first killed Antilochus. After his death, Zeus was moved by Eos' tears and granted him immortality.

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Eos and Memnon, Douris Painter, Louvre G 115

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