Selene and Endymion

Daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, sister of Helios and Eos, goddess Selene represents the Moon’s phases and personifies it. She fell in love with the mortal Endymion, a shepherd of Caria, who she kept asleep so that he wouldn’t get old. She is associated with Hecate and Artemis.

Filha dos Titãs Hiperion e Téia, irmã de Eos e Hélios, a deusa Selene representa as fases da Lua e personifica este astro. Apaixonou-se pelo mortal Endimion, pastor da Cária, que mantinha adormecido para não envelhecer. Aparece associada a Hécate e Artémis.

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)-'Selene and Endymion'-oil on canvas-ca 1630   Detroit-Institute of Arts

George Frederick Watts (1817-1904)-' Selene and Endymion'-oil on canvas-ca 1872   Private collection

Victor Florence Pollet (1811-1882)-'Selene and Endymion'-watercolor on paper   London-Victoria and Albert Museum

Jérôme Martin Langlois (1779-1838)-'Diana and Endymion'-oil on canvas   Private collection

Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)-'Diana and the sleeping Endymion'-fresco-ca 1600   Roma-Palazzo Farnese (Galleria)

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