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Selene, the goddess of the moon

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Caitlyn Ledohowski

on 31 January 2014

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Transcript of Selene, the goddess of the moon

Selene's characteristics
Selene has an extremely pale face and she resembles a young woman. She wears a crescent-shaped crown.
She wears a raised cloak with the colour red. She is known to be a loving woman.
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Myths
It is said that Selene fell deeply in love with a shepherd, Endymion. She loved Endymion so much that she asked Zeus to grant Endymion his own fate. Zeus granted Selene's request and Endymion chose to have eternal youth and to sleep eternally. Every single night Endymion was visited by Selene and kissed by her rays of light.
Selene's Family
Selene's parents are the titans Hyperion and Theia. Her brother is Helios, the god of the sun. Helios is known to travel from east to west during the day. Her sister is Eos. It is said that Aphrodite cursed Eos to be in love with young mortal men like Selene.
Selene, the goddess of the moon
Fun facts:
Selene had many love affairs, however not as many as her sister Eos
Selene is a favourite of love poets
Endymion is the love affair which brings Selene the most fame
Selene's family tree
By: Caitlyn
Uranus

Gaea
Theia
Helios
Eos
Selene
Indicates that they are brothers or sisters
Bibliography
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/s/selene.html
http://www.thegoddesstree.com/goddessgallery/Selene.html
http://www.greek-gods.org
Indicates their children
Rhea
Hyperion
Cronos
Phobe
Selene, goddess of the moon.
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