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Selene, the Moon goddess | by Heida HB
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Selene, the Moon goddess

This is a project I was doing for school...hope you like it:-) Oooh, it made Explore:-D

 

NB! I "borrowed" the "bride", her crown and the columns from some sites on the internet, the rest are CS5 brushes and effects.

 

SELENE was the Titan goddess of the moon. She was depicted as a woman either riding side saddle on a horse or in a chariot drawn by a pair of winged steeds. Her lunar sphere or crescent was represented as either a crown set upon her head or as the fold of a raised, shining cloak. Sometimes she was said to drive a team of oxen and her lunar crescent was likened to the horns of a bull. Selene's great love was the shepherd prince Endymion. The beautiful boy was granted eternal youth and immortality by Zeus and placed in a state of eternal slumber in a cave near the peak of Lydian Mount Latmos. There his heavenly bride descended to consort with him in the night.

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Taken on October 3, 2010