Although they were yet nearly immortal compared to the beings of this cosmos, although they could still change their shapes in ways unknown to those beings, they raged against what they saw as a cruel twist of fate.
Those who had not joined them in this enterprise were terrified, and retreated to their own continuum, abandoning their brethren to their fate. Those left behind in our continuum were further enraged at their abandonment. Driven by the fury of their own momentum, they set themselves up as gods -- cruel gods who treated the native sentient species, even the Old Galactics, as their playthings.
The Old Galactics were able to flee, closing the wormholes of their escape behind them. The others suffered.
The new gods manipulated them, turning some into monsters, and played them against each other in malicious games, as if their suffering could somehow expiate that of their tormentors. But it was not enough; some of the gods became insane and destroyed themselves and each other in wars the like of which had never been seen before, taking with them countless lives and destroying entire civilizations. Others survived by suppressing memories of who they were and whence they had come, and what they had lost.
Thus ended the Second Ancient Years, which came before the First Ancient Years but were lost to all knowledge of those who came after. He came with his warriors to assist the kindred of his father in the war of Troy. King Priam received him with great honors and listened with admiration to his narrative of the wonders of the ocean shore. The very day after his arrival, Memnon, impatient of repose, led his troops to the field.
Antilochus, the brave son of Nestor, fell by his hand, and the Greeks were put to flight, when Achilles appeared and restored the battle.
A long and doubtful contest ensued between him and the son of Aurora; at length victor declared for Achilles, Memnon fell, and the Trojans fled in dismay. Aurora, who, from her station in the sky, had viewed with apprehension the danger of her son, when she saw him fall directed his brothers, the Winds, to convey his body to the banks of the river Esepus in Paphlagonia.
In the evening Aurora came, accompanied by the Hours and the Pleiads, and wept and lamented over her son. The Aethiopians raised his tomb on the banks of the stream in the grove of the nymphs, and Jupiter caused the sparks and cinders of his funeral-pile to be turned into birds, which, dividing into two flocks fought over the pile till they fell into the flame. Every year, at the anniversary of his death, they returned and celebrate his obsequies in like manner.
Aurora remains inconsolable for the loss of her son. Her tears still flow, and may be seen at early morning in the form of dew-drops on the grass. Unlike most of the marvels of ancient mythology, there are some memorials of this. On the banks of the river Nile, in Egypt, are two colossal statues, one of which is said to be the statue of Memnon. There is some doubt about the identification fo the existing statue with the one described by the ancients, and the mysterious sounds are still more doubtful.
Yet they do not want some modern testimonies to their being still audible. It has bene suggested that sounds produced by confined air making its escape from crevices or caverns in the rocks may have given some ground for the story. The vocal statue of Memnon is a favorite subject of allusion with the poets. At the close of each night, rosy-fingered, saffron-robed Eos rises from her couch in the east and mounts her chariot drawn by the horses Lampus and Phaethon.
Her godly duty is to ride to Mount Olympus and announce the approach of her brother Helios. When Helios appears Eos becomes Hemera Day and she journeys along with him on his travels until, now transformed into Hespera Dusk , she announces their safe arrival on the western shores of the great Ocean.
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. See also category: Eos. English: Aurora , the goddess of the dawn, the Roman counterpart of the Greek Eos.
National Archives Identifier: Subcategories This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total. Media in category "Aurora mythology " The following 37 files are in this category, out of 37 total. Thy cheek begins to redden through the gloom, Thy sweet eyes brighten slowly close to mine, Ere yet they blind the stars, and the wild team Which love thee, yearning for thy yoke, arise, And shake the darkness from their loosened manes, And beat the twilight into flakes of a fire.
Aurora Goddess sparkle A mountain shade suggests your shape I tumble down on my knees Fill my mouth with snow The way it melts I wish to melt into you. Aurora Save me from the fallen shadows Pull me out of my dream Aurora Wade me through the phantom shallows Shelter me from the screams.
In his poem they are ugly, even though they will grow to be beautiful "Kwestia Smaku". The first and strongest of the 50 Spacer worlds in The Caves of Steel and subsequent novels by Isaac Asimov is named after the goddess Aurora.
Its capital city is Eos. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Goddess of dawn in Roman mythology.The name comes from the rather beautiful myth that Arctic foxes produced the Aurora. These fire foxes would run through the sky so fast that when their large, furry tails brushed against the mountains, they created sparks that lit up the sky.