Selene (Titaness) of the moon

Σελήνη (Selḗnē)[1] (Other Titans) Titaness of the moon.

330px-Clipeus_Selene_TermeIn Greek mythology, Selene (/sˈlni/; Greek Σελήνη [selɛ̌ːnɛː]moon‘;) is the goddess of the moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun-god Helios, and Eos, goddess of the dawn. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. Several lovers are attributed to her in various myths, including Zeus, Pan, and the mortal Endymion. In classical times, Selene was often identified with Artemis, much as her brother, Helios, was identified with Apollo.[1] Both Selene and Artemis were also associated with Hecate, and all three were regarded as lunar goddesses, although only Selene was regarded as the personification of the moon itself. Her Roman equivalent is Luna.[2]

The usual account of Selene’s origin is given by Hesiod. In the Theogony, the sun-god Hyperion espoused his sister Theia, who gave birth to “great Helios and clear Selene and Eos who shines upon all that are on earth and upon the deathless Gods who live in the wide heaven.”[8] The Homeric Hymn to Helios follows this tradition: “Hyperion wedded glorious Euryphaëssa, his own sister, who bare him lovely children, rosy-armed Eos and rich-tressed Selene and tireless Helios.”[9] Here Euryphaëssa (“wide-shining”) is probably an epithet of Theia.[10]

Other accounts make Selene the daughter of Pallas, the son of Megamedes (possibly identified with Titan Pallas)[11] or of Helios.[12]

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Selene (Titaness) of the moon
Name Selene (Titaness) of the moon


Name Birth Death
Eos (Titaness) of the dawnasdasds   
Helios (Titan) of the sun and guardian of oathsasdasds   



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