Selene—or Luna as the Romans called her—is the bewitching goddess of the Moon. Her pastime is driving the glowing orb across the sky every night with her chariot. The moon goddess is also known for making young men go totally crazy for her. Her most famous lover was Endymion, the dreamy shepherd, who Selene fell for—and hard. When she begged Zeus to make him immortal and forever young, the king of the gods granted her wish as long as Endymion stayed asleep forever. Interesting compromise, if you ask us. These days, Endymion lies forever asleep in a cave, where Selene comes every night and gives him the sweetest of dreams.
|Nickname||Luna, Loony Lady|
|Occupation||Goddess of the Moon|
|Education||The Uranus School of Sky-Riding|
|Parents||Hyperion (Dad) |
|Children||Pandeia, Ersa, Nemea (with Zeus) |
The Horai (with Helios)
The Menai (with Endymion)
|Enemies||I'm a lover, not a fighter.|
|Relationship status||Fling with Pan|
Fling with Zeus
In a relationship with Endymion (yeah, I know he's asleep)
|Interested in||Fresh young shepherds|
|Quotations||"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." |
– Oscar Wilde
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness."
– Allen Ginsberg
"That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind."
– Neil Armstrong
"Lay your sleeping head, my love,
Human on my faithless arm;
Time and fevers burn away
Individual beauty from
Thoughtful children, and the grave
Proves the child ephemeral:
But in my arms till break of day
Let the living creature lie,
Mortal, guilty, but to me
The entirely beautiful."
– from "Lullaby" by W.H. Auden
"Some nights, I stay up cashing in my bad luck.
Some nights, I call it a draw.
Some nights, I wish that my lips could build a castle
Some nights, I wish they'd just fall off."
– from "Some Nights" by Fun.
|Books||"Lullaby" by W.H. Auden (Sometimes I read this one to Endymion as he's sleeping.) |
"Acquainted with the Night" by Robert Frost
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
"Love Sonnet 17" by Pablo Neruda
Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
"The Day is Done" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Dream Land" by Edgar Allan Poe
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
|Music||Some Nights by Fun.|
Golden Light by Twin Shadow
You Look So Fine by Garbage (This video is inspired by my relationship with Endymion—too bad Shirley Manson doesn't hold a candle to me.)
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Moon River by Henry Mancini (sung by Audrey Hepburn)
Lights by Ellie Goulding
Blue Moon by Nat King Cole (Always makes me think of when I first saw Endymion!)
The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen
|Movies||A Trip to the Moon (Oldie but a goodie.) |
Talk to Her (A movie about people in love with people in comas—yeah, I think I can relate.)
While You Were Sleeping
Sleeping Beauty (Endymion is like Sleeping Handsome.)
Roman Holiday (I like an impossible love story.)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
|TV Shows||Planet Earth |
|Likes||Moon boots |
|Activities||Seducing young men|
Carrying the moon across the sky every night
|Groups||Titans and Titanesses |