ALECTRONA f Greek Mythology
An early goddess who was a daughter of the sun. It is speculated by some that she was possibly a goddess of the morning, or of man's waking sense, which causes him to wake up in the morning; the Doric form of her name is akin to the Greek word for "rooster" (Alectrona
, the feminine genitive of Αλεκτορ, Alektor
, the Greek word for "rooster"), while the Greek form Electryone
is akin to the word for "amber" (Ἠλέκτρα, Elektra
), as in the amber color of sunrise (as opposed to sunset, implied by Helios being her father); naturally, either of which would be an appropriate name for a solar goddess.