(Greek > Latin: west, evening)
They were the guardians of a tree with golden apples, a wedding present for Hera by Gaea. The Hesperides were perhapes called Aegle, Erythia, Vesta, and Arethusa and they lived in the land of the west, where their gardens provided eternal happiness for its visitors.
This country was also called Elysium, and was the opposite of Hades. It was here that some of the heroes and many women went after their deaths.
They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches. Several species have been identified.
2. The planet Venus in its appearance as the evening star.