Literally meaning: “the bearer of light”
Origin: Anc Greek
φωσφόρος/phosphoros (=god of the planet Venus )
In Greek Mythology Phosporus or Eosphorus was the god of the planet Venus when seen before sunrise. Phosphorus element was first isolated in 1669 by a German alchemist, Henning Brand (1630 – 1710). He heated urine in a flask that without air. The concentrated urine glowed in the dark. When he placed this white solid in air there was an immediate reaction which produce a lot of fumes.
Phosphorus is a nonmetallic poisonous highly reactive chemical element (P) with atomic number 15.