Selene (Σελήνη, the moon), a goddess worshipped by the ancient Greeks, being the personification of the moon. She is called a daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and, accordingly, a sister of Helios and Eos. She is also called Phoebe, as the sister of Phoebus, the god of the sun. In later times Selene was identified with Artemis, and the worship of the two became amalgamated. Among the Romans she was called Luna; and had a temple on the Aventine at Rome. Selene is described as a very beautiful goddess, with long wings and a golden diadem, and AEschylus called her "the eye of night."

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