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Selene the Moon Goddess

12410548_206877762987647_5935790767165593806_nSelene (Roman: Luna) is the Greek Goddess of the moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. She had fifty daughters with Endymion and had the goddesses Pandia and Ersa with Zeus.

She is usually depicted either riding side saddle on a horse or in a chariot drawn by a pair of winged steeds. Her lunar sphere or crescent was represented as either a crown set upon her head or as the fold of araised, shining cloak. Sometimes she was said to drive a team of oxen and her lunar crescent was likened to the horns of a bull.

Moon figures are found on Cretan rings and gems (perhaps indicating a Minoan moon cult), but apart from the role played by the moon itself in magic, folklore, and poetry, and despite the later worship of the Phrygian moon-god Men, there was relatively little worship of Selene.

Her symbols where the crescent, raised cloak, bull, rooster, dog, and torch.