Dawn suggests the notions of illumination and hope, the beginning of a new day and thus a chance for happiness and improvement. Sunrise is a symbol of birth and rebirth, of awakening. The coming of light, resurrection. In Beauty and the Beast, the dawn (spring) maid is married to a DARKNESS (winter/frost) monster. Act of transformation, renewed passion. According to Jung, it is a creation; the unconscious broadening into consciousness, which brings with it contexts of metaphysical idealism and the notion of the evolution of human consciousness and its connection through languge.

(Related entry: EAST).

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