Dawn is a fictional character created by comic book artist Joseph Michael Linsner. She first appeared on the cover of Cry for Dawn #1 (December 1989) before featuring in her own one shot Drama from the new publisher Sirius Entertainment and then the miniseries Dawn: Lucifer's Halo, Dawn: Return of the Goddess, and Dawn: Three Tiers.
Dawn is the goddess of birth and rebirth. While her appearance depends on who is viewing her, she is generally depicted as a young, red-haired woman with three "tears" running from her left eye (and one "tear" running from her right eye, on the few occasions that it has been shown). Back during the witch hunt, witches were discovered to only cry from their left eyes. Dawn is the guardian of all the witches on Earth, the goddess they pray to. Gaia, Aurora, Mother Earth.
Dawn is shown in many different facets, many shapes, sizes and colors. Dawn is all women and Joseph Micheal Linsner always stresses that all women are goddesses. That's why Dawn takes so many shapes: because all shapes are beautiful, and so are all women.
Dawn is the lover of Cernunnos (sometimes also known as the Horned God), the god of death, who has incarnated himself in the mortal form of Darrian Ashoka. Darrian, unaware of his true origins, is living in a post-apocalyptic New York City when he first meets Dawn. Dawn leads him on his path of true identity, and self-discovery.
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