Sumptuous sacrifices for Cephalus and for Procris are required in the inscribed sacred calendar of Thorikos in southern Attica, dating perhaps to the 430s BCE and published from the stone in 1983. The resistant Cephalus and Eos became lovers, and she bore him a son named Phaethon (not to be confused with the son of the sun-god Helios).Some sources also give Tithonos and Hesperus as children of Cephalus and Eos.Operatic treatments include Caccini's Il rapimento di Cefalo (c.
But the javelin continued to be used by Cephalus, who was an avid hunter.
, Kephalos) is a name, used both for the hero-figure in Greek mythology and carried as a theophoric name by historical persons.
The word kephalos is Greek for "head", perhaps used here because Cephalus was the founding "head" of a great family that includes Odysseus.
It is retold in Cephalus and Procris; Narcissus, a 1595 poem by Thomas Edwards.
It is echoed in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream (Act V, scene i), where Pyramus and Thisbe refer to "Shafalus" and "Procrus." While Milton's "the Attic boy" in Il Penseroso is also a reference to Cephalus.