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MYTHO'S PORTRAITS - private collection (ITALY)

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SELENE - Description In the religions of ancient Greece, Selene (in Greek Σελήνη, "Luna"; etymology: "the Resplendent" [1]) is the goddess of the Moon, daughter of Hyperion and Teia, sister of Helios (the Sun) and Eos (l 'Aurora). Selene is the personification of the full Moon, as Artemis is personification of the crescent Moon, Hecate is the personification of the waning Moon and finally Perseid represents the new moon. Similarly, in the Roman religion the divinity Moon is associated with the satellite, in Rome, on the Aventine, there was the temple of the Moon. The Goddess is generally described as a beautiful woman with a pale face, wearing long flowing white or silver robes and bearing on her head a crescent moon and a torch in her hand. Many representations depict her on a cart drawn by oxen or on a big horse-drawn, chasing after the sun. Several lovers were attributed to her, including: Zeus, from whom he had Pandia (the full moon) and perhaps Ersa (the dew, if the latter is also considered a daughter of Eos); Pan, who disguised herself with a fleece of white sheep to seduce her, so that Selene might go upstairs; and above all the deadly Endymion, the beautiful and young king of Elis, of whom Selene fell in love.