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Aurora, in Roman mythology, was the daughter of Hyperion or of Titan and of Thea or of Terra. She was the goddess of dawn and corresponded with the Greek Eos. By her union with Astraeus she became the mother of the winds and the stars, but she deigned also to bestow her favours on Tithonus, Cephalus, and Orion. She was generally represented as drawn in a rosy chariot by four white horses. Her figure was veiled and a star shone on her forehead, a torch in her right hand. With her rosy fingers she opened the gates of heaven for the sun, and her tears reached earth in the form of dew.