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Selene, in Greek mythology, goddess of the moon, called Luna in Roman mythology. At night, her crescent-shaped crown shining gold, she drove a 2-horse chariot across the sky. She figures in magic rituals held at the full and new moons. There are few myths about her and her relationship to the other Greek gods and goddesses is unclear. Helios, the sun god, was her brother, or possibly her father. She was the daughter of Hyperion and Theia or Zeus and Leto. Some Greek writers added to the confusion by identifying Selene with Artemis, a goddess also associated with the moon.

See also: Mythology.

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