Tuesday 14 January 2014


In Greek mythology, Aura was the Titan goddess of the breeze and the fresh, cool air of early morning. Aura was the daughter of Titan Lelantus and Periboia. 

                 Aura was a virgin huntress, who was excessively proud of her virginity. Aura compared her body to that of the goddess Artemis and claimed that Artemis was too womanly to be a true virgin. Artemis sought out Nemesis (retribution), to create balance between the two. As her punishment Aura was made drunk and raped by Dionysus. This rape drove Aura to madness and she became a very violent and cruel killer of men. When Aura gave birth to her twin sons from Dionysus, the first of whom she swallowed and the second, named Iakkhus was taken away by Artemis. Zeus then transformed Aura into a stream.                                     
                     According to other version, Aura was beloved by Dionysus but fled from him, until Aphrodite at the request of Dionysus, inspired her with love for Dionysus. Aura became by him the mother of twin sons, but at the moment of  their birth, she was seized with madness, tore one of her children to pieces and then threw herself into sea.

                                          According to other version, Dionysus fell in love with Aura. He made her drunk and seduce her. She bore him twin sons, the first of whom she devoured in her anger and the second was rescued by Dionysus.


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