Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn

Greetings. I am Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn. My name is related to the Latin term "aurum", meaning gold. Each morning, I awake wearing my purple cloak, bringing the good news of the arrival of the sun. I have two siblings - my brother is Sol (the sun) and my sister is Luna (the moon). I have had multiple mortal lovers. One was the prince of Troy: Tithonus. I begged Zeus to make him immortal so I could be with him for all eternity, and my wish was granted. Being forgetful as I often am, I forgot to ask for eternal youth, therefore leaving him to age for all of eternity. I knew I could not deal with the baggage of an older man while I was still young, so I turned him into a grasshopper.

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