|Publisher||Cry for Dawn Productions|
|First appearance||Cry for Dawn #1 (Dec. 1989)|
|Created by||Joseph Michael Linsner|
|Notable aliases||Aurora, Gaia, Goddess of Birth and Rebirth, Isis, Kali, Mary, The Goddess/The Triple Goddess|
|Abilities||Immortal, immune to gunfire, inter-planar travel|
Dawn is an American comic book series created by artist Joseph Michael Linsner. The title character first appeared on the cover of Cry for Dawn #1 (Dec. 1989) before being featured in her own one-shot drama from new publisher Sirius Entertainment, and then the mini-series 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 running from her right eye, which is usually hidden by her long hair); during the witch hunt, witches were discovered to only cry from their left eyes. She also has a rose on her right wrist and a chain on her left. The rose represents Hell, and although it has beauty, it only pricks and hurts a person; the chain represents Heaven because a person can only go so far before they are stopped short by its restrictions.[better source needed] Dawn is the guardian of all the witches on Earth, and the goddess to whom they pray.
Dawn is shown in many different facets, shapes, sizes, and colors. She is generally depicted as a woman.
Dawn's lover is 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, lives in a post-apocalyptic New York City when he first meets Dawn. She leads him on his path of true identity and self-discovery.