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Mythology & Beliefs: Aurora
In Greek and Roman mythology Aurora was a celestial deity. She was the goddess of the dawn, and daughter of Hyperion and Theia, or of Terra and Titan, the sister of the sun and moon, and mother of the stars and winds. In statues Aurora is depicted as goddess of the morn riding in a rose-coloured chariot, drawn by white horses. She is usually covered with a veil, with the morning star over her head. (Also see Eos). - Greek Mythology

Aurora in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [Eos.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Aurora in Wikipedia Aurora is the Latin word for dawn, the goddess of dawn in Roman mythology and Latin poetry. Aurora is comparable to the Greek goddess Eos, though Aurora did not bring with her any resonance of a greater archaic goddess. In Roman mythology, Aurora, goddess of the dawn, renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun. Her parentage was flexible: for Ovid, she could equally be Pallantis, signifying the daughter of Pallas,[1] or the daughter of Hyperion.[2] She has two siblings, a brother (Sol, the sun) and a sister (Luna, the moon). Rarely Roman writers[3] imitated Hesiod and later Greek poets and made the Anemoi, or Winds, the offspring of the father of the stars Astraeus, with Eos/Aurora. Aurora appears most often in Latin poetry with one of her mortal lovers. A myth taken from the Greek Eos by Roman poets tells that one of her lovers was the prince of Troy, Tithonus. Tithonus was a mortal, and would age and die. Wanting to be with her lover for all eternity, Aurora asked Zeus to grant immortality to Tithonus. Zeus granted her wish, but she failed to ask for eternal youth for him and he wound up aging eternally. Aurora turned him into a grasshopper...

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