The Order of the White Moon Goddess Gallery Presents

Moon Goddess Selene

A Level 1 Final Project for the Sisters of the Rising Moon School
Sherry ~ The Mystical Goddess
Level 1 Initiate and Member of the Order of the White Moon

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Original Painting by Sherry - The Mystical Goddess

Selene Rising over Surreal Beach
Original painting by Sherry ~ The Mystical Goddess

SELE′NE (Selênê), also called Mene, or Latin Luna, was the goddess of the moon, or the moon personified into a divine being. She is called a daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and accordingly a sister of Helios and Eos.1 In Greek mythology, Selene (/sᵻˈliːni/; Greek Σελήνη [selɛ̌ːnɛː] 'moon';) is the goddess of the moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the Sun God Helios, and Goddess of the Dawn Eos. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. Several lovers are attributed to her in various myths, including Zeus, Pan, and the mortal Endymion. In classical times, Selene was often identified with Artemis, much as her brother, Helios, was identified with Apollo. Both Selene and Artemis were also associated with Hecate, and all three were regarded as lunar goddesses, although only Selene was regarded as the personification of the moon itself. Her Roman equivalent is Luna.2

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Blessings: As well as being a goddess of the Moon, Selene was also seen as having dominion over the months, childbirth, the growth of plants and animals, lunacy and moonstone.

Symbols: Crescent & Full Moon, Horses, Veil, Cymbals, Torches

Animals: Horses, Oxen

Sacrifices: Aromatics, Moonstone, Selenite, Honey, Milk, Jasmine

Strengths: The personification of the moon, passionate.

Weaknesses: Fears abandonment and is unable to be faithful to either men or Gods.

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Ways to Honor Selene: Ritual

Take the time to gaze up at the Moon; offer up libations and read the Hymns to Selene. Mark the Noumenia and the Dikhomenia. Learn the myths surrounding this Goddess and write poetry for or about Her; Selene was a favorite topic of many poets, especially love poets. A moonlit night brings the feeling of romance. It is said that Selene's moon rays fall upon sleeping mortals, as her kisses fell upon her love, Endymion.3

March 31 Feast of the Moon: Luna

Themes: All Lunar Attributes—Instinct, Creativity, Luck, Femininity; Water Element; Miracles (on a Blue Moon) — also Safety in Travel Symbols: Silver or White Items; Water; Moon Images; the Number Thirteen About Luna: The Roman goddess personifying the moon, Luna had the additional unique quality of being a protectress of charioteers, which in modern times could make her a patroness of automobiles! While March came in like a lion, Luna escorts it out lambishly, with her soft, shimmering light. She is the full moon, which symbolizes the growing awareness developed this month, the fullness of loving emotions, and charms and enchantments empowered by the silvery light of the moon.

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To Do Today: Go moon gazing. (If it’s a dark moon, meaning the moon can’t be seen, you’ll have to wait for another day.)

To encourage any of Luna’s attributes, recite this invocation to the moon. Fill in the blank with your heart’s desire.

If possible, gear your request to match the energy in today’s moon phase. A waxing moon augments spells for any type of growth or development. A full moon emphasizes maturity, fertility, abundance, and “ful”-fillment. Waning moons help banish unwanted characteristics or shrink problems, and dark moons emphasize rest and introspection.4

Moon, moon, Lady moon, shine your light on me. Moon, moon, Lady moon, bring (        ) to me.





4 Telesco, Patricia. 365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess (Kindle Locations 1836-1849). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

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