|Aurora (Eos) was the Titan goddess of the dawn. She rose up into the sky
from the River Okeanos each morning scattering the dark mists of
night with her rosy fingers. Eos was closely identified with
Hemera, the goddess of the day.
"And Theia was subject in love to Hyperion and bare great
Helios (Sun) and clear Selene (Moon) and Eos (Dawn) who shine upon
all that are on earth and upon the deathless Gods
|Inspired by William Bouguereau’s L’Aurore 1881
Translated title: Dawn
Oil on canvas 84 5/8 x 42 1/8 inches (215 x 107 cm)
Birmingham Museum of Art
Hymns to Dawn
-Adapted from a Vedic hymn to Ushas
“Hail, gentle Dawn! mild blushing goddess, hail!
-Owen Meredith 1831-1891