Meaning: (literary) dawn
Etymology: Aurora, Roman Goddess of the Dawn
Pronunciation: uh–rawr–uh, uh–rohr–uh
Usage in a sentence: “We named the little baby girl Aurora”
In Roman mythology, the Goddess Aurora renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun. The word Aurora also refers to the spectral lights that adorn the skies of North and South Pole. But here, in this post, I am concentrating on the literary meaning.
I selected this word for the “A for” post for a particular reason. I had a plethora of words to select from, but I chose Aurora. I find it quite significant to this challenge. Today’s post is the first post for the #AtoZChallenge . For the bloggers who have taken up this challenge for the first time, it could be their first post ever with this hashtag. It could also be the first time they get a really long comment on their post, or the opposite too.
Today’s a day of many firsts, and dawns represent fresh beginnings. It represents the zest we always have for life, the moment we wake up. The gratitude that we’ve lived to see another day.
So was today your first day at attempting this challenge? Or are you a A-Z Challenge Survivor? Share your first day memories in the comments section. Let’s celebrate the dawn of the Challenge!
Information sourced at Wikipedia
P.S.: Before I move into the second post for the challenge, I’d just like to clarify one thing. Some of the words I have selected for the challenge may not be obscure and unheard of. They might be words that we use in our day-to-day life too. I have added these words to my #WeirdWords Theme, because of the weird memories that I have attached to these words. Stick on through April, and you’ll realise why these words are weird. (“And you’ll probably figure out, that the girl is weird too.” ~Fab)