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Selene (Luna)

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.

Basic Information

NameSelene
NicknameLuna, Loony Lady
SexFemale
Current cityOlympus

Work & Education

OccupationGoddess of the Moon
EducationThe Uranus School of Sky-Riding

Beliefs

Political viewsPro-Zeus

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsHyperion (Dad)
Theia (Mom)
SiblingsHelios
Eos
ChildrenPandeia, Ersa, Nemea (with Zeus)
The Horai (with Helios)
The Menai (with Endymion)
FriendsHelios
Eos
The Hesperides
EnemiesI'm a lover, not a fighter.

Relationships

Relationship statusFling with Pan
Fling with Zeus
In a relationship with Endymion (yeah, I know he's asleep)
Interested inFresh young shepherds

Favorites

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 
MusicSome 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 
MoviesA 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 
Moonstruck 
Sleeping Beauty (Endymion is like Sleeping Handsome.) 
Moon 
Roman Holiday (I like an impossible love story.) 
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 
TV ShowsPlanet Earth 
Dallas 
Sailor Moon 

Activities & Interests

LikesMoon boots
Chariot racing
NASA
Neil Armstrong
ActivitiesSeducing young men
Carrying the moon across the sky every night
InterestsAstronomy
GroupsTitans and Titanesses
Loony Ladies
Astronomy Club 
Cougars
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