Selune (seh-loon-ay) represents the mysterious power of the moon, the celestial force that influences the tides, changes lycanthropes, orders of reproductive cycles, and pulls at the edges of sanity. She fell in love with Endymion who she saw asleep on Mt. Selene was not the only goddess the Greeks associated with the moon. Selene saw him as she passed overhead and fell deeply in love. Selûne (pronounced seh-LOON-ay), also known as Our Lady of Silver and the Moonmaiden, is the goddess of the moon. Original article found at the Forgotten Realms Wikia. Culture: Greek; Gender: Female; Selene (Luna, Selenaia or Mene) was the Greek goddess of the moon, driving a chariot through the heavens drawn by two snow-white horses or occasionally oxen. But on nights the moon could not be seen, there was a very good reason for her absence. Chosen of Selûne. She is calm and placid, often seeming saddened by ancient events. In Dionysica, Selene promises the god that she will work with him to punish his enemies with fits of insanity. While there were many goddesses associated with the moon and lunar powers, Selene personified the moon and its light. She and her brother did not just pull the chariots of their respective orbs through the sky. The masculine form, Phoebus, was used in reference to either Apollo or. If you’ve ever wondered what role the moon played in ancient life, here is your chance to learn about how the Greeks viewed Selene, the personification of the moon. Selûne was created from the primordial essence of the universe, along with her twin sister, Shar. François Chauveau, 17th century via wikipedia. The Moirai – In some traditions the Fates were seen as three aspects of the lunar goddess. One night when Selene was transversing the sky she spotted and fell in love with the young shepherd (or King depending on the version) Endymion. In a clear night sky, the bright Full Moon shines and illuminates the desert. Origins and Genealogy: She was daughter of the Titans Theia and Hyperion and had two siblings Helios (the sun God) and Eos (the goddess of the dawn). Selene was the goddess of the moon. Our femininity is the goddess within and the moon shining through us. the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Selene had many childreen and is a very intersting goddess to learn about. Selene is one of the Greek triple Goddess of the Moon, Artemis - Waxing Moon, Selene - the Full Moon and Hecate - the Waning Moon. Bracers of Defense (Moon bracers) Wondrous Item, very rare (requires attunement) Covered in mother-of-pearl, these bracers are normally created by the manifestation of Selûne's moonfire, but spellcasters have learned how to create them. You were chosen by the goddess of the moon. A scholarly article about the Goddess Selene: Also called Mene, or Latin Luna, Selene was the goddess of the moon, or the moon personified into a divine being. I am the owner and chief researcher at this site. She would drive her chariot in the night sky while pulling the moon. On the other hand, it is possible that this father is strictly the father of Luna, SelÃ»ne's avatar. SELENE was the Titan goddess of the moon. Divine Guidance. Her chariot was made of shining silver, bringing soft, clear light each night. The Greeks recognized several goddesses as having a connection to the moon, but none was as closely associated with it as Selene. According to the ancient Greeks, Selene was the goddess of the moon. An incalculably ancient deity, Selune approaches existence with the placid calm of dappled moonlight. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother of personified gods such as Hypnos (sleep) and Thánatos (death). Forgotten Realms Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Together, they fittingly created three sources of celestial illumination. While we often think little of the moon today, in the ancient Greek world the moon’s cyclical movement through the sky played a central role in their concept of time. Whatever his profession, the handsome young man frequently slept beneath the open sky. Selene, goddess of the moon, truly represented the moon itself to the Greeks. He soon discovered the source of Selene’s distraction. Selûne, also known as Our Lady of Silver or the Moon Maiden, is a chaotic good intermediate deity of the moon and the stars.. She is worshipped by navigators, seamen, good-aligned lycanthropes and many more. Selene is a Titan goddess. 127 ff (trans. SELENE was the passionate personification of the moon. Selene's Roman name was Luna. The most enduring story of Selene concerns the love she felt for an ordinary human man. Selûne is also the name given by Faerûnians to Aber-Toril’s natural satellite. Hecate – The chthonic goddess of witchcraft and magic was also a lunar goddess. Zeus put Endymion into an eternal sleep so the goddess could see him forever as a beautiful young man. Selûne takes many forms, reflecting the changing face of the moon itself. Certain types of insanity were said to be brought on by the moon’s influence, and it was believed that Selene had the power to create lunacy with purpose. It is in turn accompanied by an asteroid cluster known as the Tears of Selûne. Her brother was Helios, the god of the sun, and her sister was Eos, the goddess of the dawn. Knowing he would be there whenever she wanted to see him, the goddess no longer worried he would leave or die before she got to see him again. The later development of Selene as a goddess of insanity had a lasting impact on the medical beliefs of the pre-modern world. As a woman, she is described as being very beautiful. She had a number of lovers, most famously falling for the mortal Endymion. One of the names given for Selene, and occasionally for an independent personification, was Mene. The most well-known story of Selene is her love of the mortal man Endymion. Pandia – Usually said to be the daughter of Selene and Zeus, Pandia was also sometimes given as another name for Selene herself. The animals, however, were almost always shown as pure white regardless of their type. She governs the ebb and flow of tides and comforts the world with her silvery glow in the black of night. She went to Zeus asking for him to have eternal life and youth, so Zeus made him fall into an eternal sleep. Selene, or Mene, was not just the goddess of the moon, but was also the goddess of, childbirth, and months. Most mythologists assumed that Selene was an older moon goddess that was replaced later by Artemis in … Selûne is the goddess of the moon in the Faerûnian pantheon. The Moonmaiden's clergy are encouraged to be self-reliant, humble, and yet make as much of a success as they can in the world while always remaining as helpful and friendly to the lonely and to decent folk as possible. The Moon-goddess Selene. her siblings, HELIOS, god of the sun, and EOS goddess of the dawn, were her celestial counterparts bringing the tides of day and night. She was said to represent the full moon. Zeus agreed because he loved Selene â¦ Artemis was a lunar goddess in Greek mythology. Hecate and her followers, for example, asked Selene for her cooperation in their magic. By the 5th century bc Selene was sometimes identified with Artemis, or Phoebe, âthe bright one.â She was usually represented as a woman with the moon (often in crescent form) on her head and driving a two-horse chariot. In later eras, she became associated with madness as well. When the moon rises in the night sky, Selene is waving hello from her silver chariot pulled by two great white horses. 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