She is the goddess of the dawn.
In mythology she renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun.
I always think of the early dawn as a time of reflection concerning the last nights happenings.
From Virgil’s Aeneid:
Aurora now had left her saffron bed,
And beams of early light the heav’ns o’erspread,
When, from a tow’r, the queen, with wakeful eyes,
Saw day point upward from the rosy skies.
The title of this painting is “To have lain with Aurora.”
Prints are available via Fine Art America.