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I look down on Earth every day,
seeing it whole and beautiful.

Selene is the Goddess of the moon in Greek mythology, and Her name means just that, "Moon." She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, Themselves children of Gaea. Her brother Helios is the sun, and Her sister Eos is the rosy-fingered dawn. Selene is depicted as a beautiful winged Goddess Who wears a golden crown that radiates gentle light. By Zeus, She is the mother of daughters Pandia, Erse (the Dew), and Nemea. Some also say She was mother of the Nemean Lion, whom Heracles killed.

Selene was known to have had several lovers. One lover was the God of the wild Pan, Who appeared to Her in the form of white ram.

She also loved the mortal prince Endymion, Who was given immortality and eternal youth by Zeus on the condition that He be eternally asleep, though some say Selene Herself requested that He be always asleep, so that no other might have Him. She would visit Him faithfully every night, and it is said that She had fifty daughters by Him. She was worshipped in Greece at the new and the full moon (the first and fifteenth of the month in the Attic calendar). Later, She was equated with Artemis and the Roman Diana.

Selene in a reading indicates a time of peacefulness and slumber, of gentle beauty and restful healing.

Alternate spelling: Selena

Also called: Mene ("Moon" or "Month")



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