Aurora (mythology)

Aurora - goddess - Eos
   In Roman mythology, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn. She was called Eos by the Greeks. The poets of both na­tions were wont to describe her as rising from the ocean in a chariot, "with rosy fin­gers dropping gentle dew," in fanciful al­lusion to the rosy skies just before sunrise. From personifying the dawn of day, the word Aurora has come to be used as syn­onymous with rise or beginning. There are many allusions to Aurora among Eng­lish poets.

Aurora, now, fair daughter of the dawn, 
Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn.—Pope.

I care not Fortune what you me deny:
You cannot rob me of free Nature's grace,
You cannot shut the windows of the day
Through which Aurora shows her brightening face. —Thomson.

Now to Aurora, borne by dappled steeds, 
The sacred gate of orient pearl and gold 
Expanded slow to strains of harmony. —Landor.