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SELENE

Magical Goddess of the Silvery Moon

She is pale, beautiful and indefinably alluring. Her brother is HELIOS, the Sun and her sister is EOS, the Dawn. Secretive and shy, she enjoys flitting silently through the night with a pearl-white or silvery chariot.

But she quite likes being glimpsed through the clouds — and her coyness is somewhat calculated. For SELENE also enjoys romance, and has shared kisses with more people than you could count on a long winter's night.

In keeping with her magical allure, she is the patron of wizards and magicians. Was it a member of the magic fraternity who spread the rumor that her reflection in water could be trapped? Apparently, if you keep very very quiet, she will draw nearer and nearer — until you can snatch her from the sky and make her your servant.

Well, we tried that and it didn't work. What a tease.

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Article last updated on 25 March 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SELENE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SELENE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Identified with : Moon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1036

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