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Selene (Luna)

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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

Name

Selene

Nickname

Luna, Loony Lady

Sex

Female

Current city

Olympus

Work & Education

Occupation

Goddess of the Moon

Education

The Uranus School of Sky-Riding

Beliefs

Political views

Pro-Zeus

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Hyperion (Dad)
Theia (Mom)

Siblings

Helios
Eos

Children

Pandeia, Ersa, Nemea (with Zeus)
The Horai (with Helios)
The Menai (with Endymion)

Friends

Helios
Eos
The Hesperides

Enemies

I'm a lover, not a fighter.

Relationships

Relationship status

Fling with Pan
Fling with Zeus
In a relationship with Endymion (yeah, I know he's asleep)

Interested in

Fresh young shepherds

Favorites

TV Shows

Planet Earth 
Dallas 
Sailor Moon 

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 
Moonstruck 
Sleeping Beauty (Endymion is like Sleeping Handsome.) 
Moon 
Roman Holiday (I like an impossible love story.) 
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 

Activities & Interests

Likes

Moon boots
Chariot racing
NASA
Neil Armstrong

Interests

Astronomy

Groups

Titans and Titanesses
Loony Ladies
Astronomy Club 
Cougars