Aurora in Roman mythology, the goddess of the dawn. Her Greek name was Eos. She was the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun god Sol (Helios) and the moon goddess Luna (Selene). Aurora loved Tithonos, son of the king of Troy, and persuaded Zeus to give him eternal life. She neglected, however, to ask that he be given eternal youth, and he withered away into senility. Aurora finally changed him into a grasshopper. Memnon, king of Ethiopia, was their son.

The morning dewdrops were said to be Aurora's tears, shed over Memnon's slaying in the Trojan War. In art, Aurora usually is pictured as riding across the sky in a golden chariot.