Tuesday, 5 November 2013


In Greek mythology, the goddess that personified the moon. Selene was the daughter of Titans Hyperion and Theia and her sibling were Helios (sun) and Eos (goddess of dawn). Selene fell in love with Endymion, a handsome young shepherd. Zeus cast Endymion into eternal sleep, but Selene visited him in the cave where he slept, and he fathered her fifty daughters (one for each lunar month between Olympiads) and by Zeus Selene became mother of Pandeia, Ersa, and Nemea. 
Selene and Endymion

Selene and Endymion

                           Selene was often identified with Artemis, as her brother Helios, was identified with Apollo. Both Selene and Artemis were also associated with Hecate, and all three were regarded as lunar goddess, although only Selene was regarded as personification of the moon.   


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