Usanas is a name of Venus Ushana or Usha is also the name of the wife of Brighu and the mother of Shukracharya. [from the verbal root vas to desire, wish] The regent of the planet Venus, or Sukra; also the planet itself. In Hindu myth Usanas is described as the guru of the daityas or asuras, and also as being possessed of vast wisdom and knowledge -- http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Usanas/id/196184