Today I wanted to share some information with you on my favourite Goddess…
Selene Goddess of the moon is a deity in the Greek pantheon. She is a sister of Helios (a solar god) and Eos (goddess of the dawn), and daughter to Hyperion and Thea.
She is often linked to Artemis and Hecate, two other Greek moon goddesses, but Selene is different She is considered the moon itself, not a deity who rules over it.
Several lovers are attributed to her in various myths, including Zeus, Pan, and the mortal Endymion, who she is rumoured to have loved above all others.
She found him to be so beautiful that she asked Endymion’s father, Zeus, to grant him eternal youth so that he would never leave her. Some believe Selene loved how Endymion looked when he was asleep so she asked Zeus to make him remain that way.
In some versions, Zeus wanted to punish Endymion for daring to show romantic interest in Hera (much like Ixion). Whatever the case, Zeus granted Selene’s wish and put Endymion into an eternal sleep
Every night, Selene visited him where he slept, and by him had fifty daughters who are equated by some scholars with the fifty months of the Olympiad.
When the moon rises in the night sky, it is believed Selene is waving hello from her silver chariot pulled by two great white horses Because Selene is the moon, her powers and align with lunar magic: healing, intuition, psychic abilities, dreams, emotions, and much more…
I have always been drawn to the moon, and am quite intensely effected by the moon phases so ofcourse it was natural for me to gravitate towards Selene as my Goddess. I particularly love the moon over the sea, and staring into the patterns the light of the moon makes on the surface of the water.
If you wish to worship or work with Selene, she enjoys the following:
As Selene is so powerfully feminine she will be happy to receive anything of a feminine nature! She is particularly drawn to white and silver colours as represented by the moon. Dedicate an area of your altar to her and draw her strength, guidance and wisdom.
In my Full and New Moon rituals, when I address “Mother” I am speaking to Selene.
Do you have a favourite God/Goddess/Diety? I’d love to hear more about them! How do you worship them?