“It is here, in the glow of morning light, I abide in the strength of Aurora and cure myself of the night.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to Roman mythology Aurora (known by the Greeks as Eos) was the Goddess of Dawn. Described as being tender-hearted, she woke up every morning glowing with light, to open heaven’s gates setting a blanket of reds, oranges, and pinks across the wakening sky. Portrayed as ever-young, and the first to awake, so that She may bring the light of day in Her chariot which She rides into the sky ahead of the Sun, scattering roses and flowers before Her.
It is said, she was cursed by Aphrodite with an unquenching desire for mortal men. Eventually, Aurora settled on 4 lovers to fulfill her addiction. Her love for Tithonus was so deep that she begged Zeus to grant him immortality so that they could forever be together. Zeus, in a twisted fashion granted Aurora’s request for immortality, but did not grant Tithonus youth. As the years past Tithonus’ body aged forcing Aurora to lay him to rest. It is said that Aurora was so distraught by the loss of Tithonus that till this day her tears cover the earth as dew as she flies across the sky every morning.
Maybe it’s my love of first light, or the need to romanticise everything, but I think of her often. Tell me, is there anything more resilient than a woman rising every morning to paint the world with light even when she’s breaking? @greeklore @greek___mythology #sky #skyporn #skyphotography #skyaddic #love_all_sky #loves_all_sky #sky_captures #insta_sky_reflection #clouds #cloud #cloudporn #light #moodygrams #igers #sun #sky_lovers #moody #moodynature #nature #shotoniphone #skylovers #moonlight #nightsky #iphone #moon#sunrise #naturephotography #filterfreefotography