In a meadow of roses, Aurora, a daughter of an Athenian king, dances elegantly as the wind chimes through the black sheet of her hair. People from all over the world come to watch her graceful movements, for with each step she takes, she appears to illuminate ever so brightly under the silver ribbon of the moon. Aurora’s beauty also takes away the onlookers’ breath, for she has the eyes of the sea, with a drip of pure, icy blue and splash of green. Her face is a pale oval; her lips, an enticing, bloody red. The onlookers, especially the Athenian men, believe she is even more stunning than Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Unlike Aphrodite, Aurora’s dancing is just as alluring as her beauty.
One October night, the air chills and the clouds vanish into the somber night, and the spectators sought the hospitality of their hearth fires, but young Aurora enjoys the wintry air, thus continuing her dance in the lonesome meadow filled with vigorous crickets humming below her feet; their music in sync with the steps of Aurora. At that moment, Lucifer, a youthful light-bearer and a winged god, is soaring through the dazzling luminosity of the floating stars, enjoying the scenery of the peaceful city and by chance, happens to discover the dancing maiden. Lucifer does not know what has overcome him, for he has never felt the violent tremble within his pounding heart. He suddenly feels very dazed; his wings begin to quiver in the slender breeze, and he plummets to the ground. Startled by Lucifer’s stiff thump of his fall, Aurora becomes alarmed, but as she turns to discover it is only a helpless man, she immediately rushes to Lucifer’s side to aid him. As Lucifer gazes into Aurora’s eyes, he becomes even more enchanted with this lovely mistress…he realizes he cannot take his own eyes off of her. This feeling is undeniable. So this is how love feels. It was such a fascinating and powerful feeling. For the remainder of this fateful night, the two endeavor in making splendid conversation and ridiculing one another with jokes for amusement, but the most prominent highlight of their time spent together was Aurora; stunning dance. This becomes a routine for the two lovers each night, and they are grateful to spend these hours of darkness together alone with the stars faintly gleaming overhead, for as the airs grows icier, all the folks prefer the domestic comforts within their homes.
After their fifth night together, Aphrodite decides to end Aurora’s happiness. The envious goddess has been watching the couple all these nights, and finally, she becomes compelled to obliterate Aurora’s ecstasy into flames. Before Aphrodite carries out her evil deed, she justifies her plan by her belief – that anyone who shall surpass her beauty does not deserve to be in bliss and simply cannot live. On the sixth evening, Aurora dances in the frigid dusk as she scans the blue horizon for her lover. As Aphrodite smirks nastily, she summons her deadliest viper who slithers rapidly across the blazing green of the field and fiercely pierces into Aurora’s bare ankle until the scarlet liquid oozes out and forms a diminutive pool of red. This all takes place in a matter of a few seconds. Aurora instantly plunges to the firm ground and that is where Lucifer discovers her when he arrives. Overwhelmed with grief, he vows to never forget his first love, and he flies far, far away with her lifeless body in his arms to the coldest place on earth. There, Aurora’s body transforms into the dancing northern lights in the night sky, known as the Aurora Borealis today.
Many people claim they have seen the lovely face of Aurora as they gaze into the luminous, vibrant glow o f the phenomenon, which can be seen dancing in Alaska, Canada, and Scandinavia.