Selene, radiant, Greek moon goddess, was the daughter of Hyperion and sister of Helios. She is the tutelary deity of magicians, and rides in a chariot drawn by two horses. According to legend she falls in love with the sleeping Endymion. She becomes largely syncretized with Hekate and in Roman culture is equated with goddess Luna. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 232