Roman Goddess Aurora  

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Roman Goddess Aurora Image
AURORA IS THE ROMAN GODDESS OF THE DAWN, AND LIKE HER GREEK COUNTERPART, EOS, SHE IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF DAWN, OF LIGHT AND RENEWAL. AURORA LIVES HER LIFE ENMESHED IN A SERIES OF BRIEF ENCOUNTERS; SHE IS FOREVER OUTSHONE THE THE MAGESTIC HELIOS. AURORA IS KNOWN TO BE AN AMOROUS DEITY WHO HAS MANY MORTAL AND IMMORTAL CONSORTS, AND SHE HAS A FLEETING, YET ETERNALLY RECURRING BEAUTY, WHICH IS EXPRESSED THROUGH TALES OF HER MANY SAD AND ILL-FATED LOVE AFFAIRS. HER SENSUALITY AND VIBRANCY MAKE HER IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST.

ONE OF HER LOST LOVES WAS GANYMEDE, THE LARGEST MOON OF JUPITER, BUT THE AFFAIR WAS BRIEF AND CAME TO AN ABRUPT ENDING WHEN ZEUS DECIDED TO CLAIM HIM FOR HIS OWN. SHE WAS ALSO THE MISTRESS OF ARES, THE GOD OF WAR, BUT ARES WAS THE PARTNER OF APHRODITE, A JEALOUS AND SOMETIMES VINDICTIVE GODDESS. THAT AFFAIR DID NOT LAST LONG. SHE THEN FELL IN LOVE WITH ORION, BUT THIS ENCOUNTER, TOO, WAS BRIEF.

EACH OF THE MYTHS CHARACTERIZE HER AS A FLEETING BEAUTY, ONE WHOSE LIFE IS DESTINED TO BE LIVED IN THE TRANSIENT MOMENTS BETWEEN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT AND THE APPEARANCE OF THE SUN. WHAT A FITTING WAY TO DESCRIBE THE DAWN WHOSE FLEETING BEAUTY APPEARS ON THE HORIZON EACH MORN, ONLY TO FADE IN THE BRILLIANCE OF THE SUN. AND THROUGH HER TEARS OF SORROW AND LONELINESS, SHE BRINGS THE MORNING DEW...FOR HER ATTEMPTS TO CREATE A SATISFYING LIFE FOR HERSELF ARE FOREVER TO BE DOOMED TO RENEW HERSELF IN THE MORNING AND FLY ACROSS THE SKY...ANNOUNCING THE ARRIVAL OF HELIOS.

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