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Selene

(səlē`nē), in Greek mythology and mythology, moon goddess; daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia and sister of the sun god Helios. There was no known moon cult among the Greeks, but Selene was a significant figure in Greek poetry and sorcery and was often identified with Hecate and Artemis.

SELENE

abbrev. for Selenological and Engineering Explorer. A Japanese lunar orbiter originally planned for 2005 but expected to be launched in 2006. The name, although an acronym, recalls that of the Greek goddess of the Moon. The SELENE spacecraft, produced by ISAS for NASDA, is scheduled to consist of three separate units: (1) a main orbiter that will travel around the Moon carrying out observations and studying the origins, evolutionary development, and surface and subsurface structure of the Moon from orbit; (2) a relay satellite providing a communications link between the orbiter and the Earth; and (3) a VLBI satellite, which will be used along with instruments on the main orbiter in a Very Long Baseline Interferometry experiment to discover the exact position, precession and shape of the Moon. The mission is expected to last for one year.

Selene

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Also called Mene, Selene was a Greek goddess of the Moon. She was the daughter of Hyperion and Theia. Selene was also the sister of Helios, the Sun; and Eos, the Dawn. She fell in love with the handsome young man named Endymion, described variously as a shepherd, a prince, or a king of Elis. Selene caused him to fall asleep so that she could caress him undisturbed.

Such was Selene's beauty that she attracted he attention of Zeus and by him had three daughters: Pandia, Erse, and Nemea. She was also greatly loved by Pan.

In Wicca, Selene is one aspect of the triple goddess, the others being Hecate and Diana. In Greece, Selene was worshiped at both the full moon and the new moon, since she influenced the fertility of all life forms. The Roman equivalent of Selene is Luna.

Selene

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Selene, asteroid 580 (the 580th asteroid to be discovered, on December 17, 1905), is approximately 41 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 5.8 years. It is named after the goddess of the Moon. She granted a boon to the handsome, vain king Endymion, who chose to sleep forever without aging. Selene was also seduced with a gift of a golden fleece from Pan. The placement of this planetoid in a natal chart shows where and how vanity opens one up to seduction, as well as where and how one is willing to seduce others.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Selene

 

in Greek mythology, the goddess of the moon; identified with Artemis and sometimes with the goddess Hecate, who was considered the patroness of magic and sorcery. In Sappho’s poetry, Selene was depicted as a beautiful woman bearing a torch in her hand and trailing stars behind her.

Selene

the moon as lover of sleeping shepherd Endymion. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 726–727]
See: Moon
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