'The Roman Colosseum'
Myths about the Roman Goddess Aurora
Aurora, goddess of the
morning, was the youngest daughter of Hyperion and Theia,
or, according to some, of Titan and
Terra. Orpheus calls her the
harbinger of Titan, for she is the
personification of that light which
precedes the appearance of the sun. The
poets describe this goddess as rising out of the ocean in a
saffron robe, seated in a flame-colored car, drawn by two or
four horses, expanding with her rosy fingers the gates of
light, and scattering the pearly dew.