Selene

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Selene is the Titaness of the Moon, currently voiced by Renee Christian.

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Know Your Goddess

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 150 lbs

Hair Color: Platinum colored hair

Facial Hair: N/A

Eyes: Steel Blue Eyes

Distinguishing Features: Very Pale Skin with a crescent moon birthmark on her right shoulder blade

Family

Parents: Hyperion and Theia

Siblings: Helios and Eos

Spouse: Endymion (Former)

Children: Fifty daughters with Endymion; Pandia and Ersa with Zeus

Professions

Selene is the head talent agent for the Crescent Talent Agency, with offices in New York, L.A., Paris, and London. With her head office in L.A., she has hired staff to do the groundwork for her and she only deals with A-listers.

Residence

She resides mainly in Los Angeles but has residential quarters at all of her office locations for convenience.

Personal Information

General Overview: As a titan and creature of the night, she doesn’t need sleep. Day is for work, night is for play. She has a passion for the waters of earth and all life that lives within it. As a mortal pun, she chose to work with celebrities, or “stars”. With her knack for being a keen observer and her endearment for mortals, she wanted something that kept her around them. She loves the energy the mortals give her and the way they can enjoy a good time. Their resilience astounds her, but their nonchalant treatment of the earth angers her deeply and she sometimes loses her restraint when she finds one intentionally doing harm to the environment or the oceans. Mortals are also her biggest downfall, or largest weakness, as she finds herself attached, which makes her emotional. As a carefully calculated woman, letting her emotions get the best of her restraint.

Deity Nicknames: Moonbeam to her friends and family, Seli (Only Artemis)

Likes: Enjoys: dancing at clubs and attractive mortals. Helping animals

Dislikes: Careless and polluting mortals. Arrogance, in all forms and beings

Flaws/Weaknesses

Family Drama. Selene has a rocky relationship with her siblings, Eos and Helios. Eos triggers Selene and sets her off with very little effort. Selene has a soft spot for Helios and will do nearly anything on his behalf, even to her detriment. The instability of her family bonds makes family and security a deep need in her, one for which she will do almost anything.

Dark Side of the Moon. Selene has no tolerance for arrogance in others. She has even less tolerance for betrayal. Those that choose to exhibit these traits see a side of Selene that no one else sees, a side the light has never touched. This side of her is cold and ruthless and capable of things Selene would normally feel remorse for doing.

Precious Things. Now that Selene has come home and been accepted on Olympus, she has the family she has never had. Because she has craved it so long, the thought of losing it is terrifying to her. Risks and threats to that security cause her to take irrational actions in order to preserve the thing it has taken her so long to find.

Skills / Abilities

Immortality. Technically immortal. Immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means, and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections. As a deity, they are able to teleport, or "pop" anywhere in the mortal plane with a few exceptions, the God Floors of the GC HQ are mystically protected, so no teleporting to or in between them, anything on the non-mortal plane, i.e., the Underworld, Atlantis, and the Void, are non-accessible without a guide.

Mother Tongue. As the bridge between the mortal world and the divine, they speak all languages mortals do, even the long dead ones.

Lunar Glow. Selene can appear to literally glow with ambient light, especially in times of high emotion. When she is out of control emotionally, this can sometimes be inconvenient. When she is in control, it is lovely and even helpful.

Blood Tides. Selene has the ability to influence the tides of emotions in mortals. Similar to the pull of the moon on the earth and the connection between moon phase and human behavior, Selene can influence subtle changes in human emotions: minor confusion, high tempers, exacerbated intoxication, infatuation, “moon madness”. She cannot control the behaviors exhibited, only the moon or feeling that fuels those actions. Selene can, with this ability, cause women to go into labor or influence fertility.

Mirror of the Moon. Selene has the ability to sit or remain very still and reflect (and thereby amplify) the emotions of the people who are speaking or interacting with her. This can be of positive benefits with positive emotions, and can be used offensively or defensively with negative emotions. She cannot change or implant an emotion, only reflect what is already present.

Healing Phase. Selene has the ability to heal. This ability shifts with the moon and its phases. When the moon is full, Selene is at her most powerful, but has the least control over her powers. When the moon is dark, Selene has less power, but has surgical precious in its use. When the moon is in its half phase (wax or wane), her power and focus are balance.

Sibling Bonds. Selene has limited telepathy with her siblings only and teleportation with Helios.

Possession

Normal Daily Wear: Business attire, power suits

Nightly Wear: Shiny Club attire

Magical Artifacts/Weapons

Chariot: Selene has use of her chariot and two steeds in a pinch but doesn’t rely on them often.

Historical Synopsis

Selene – Greek: “Moon”; Latin – Luna. In Greek and Roman religion, the personification of the moon as a goddess. She was worshiped at the new and full moons. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, her parents were the Titans Hyperion and Theia; her brother was Helios, the sun god (sometimes called her father); her sister was Eos (Dawn). In the Homeric Hymn to Selene, she bears the beautiful Pandeic to Zeus, while Alcman says they are the parents of Herse, the dew. She is often linked with Endymion, whom she loved and whom Zeus cast into eternal sleep in a cave on Mount Latmus; there, Selene visited him and became the mother of fifty daughters. In another story, she was loved by Pan. By the 5th century BC, Selene was sometimes identified with Artemis, or Phoebe, “the bright one”. She was usually represented as a woman with the moon (often in crescent form) on her head and driving a two-horse chariot. As Luna, she had temples at Rome on the Aventine and Palatine hills.[1]

Introduction written by Renee Christian

Ah, dear, beautiful mortals: I am the Titan Selene. I feel the energy of the night and the joy in you mortals. It feeds me and makes me glow. As much as I love spending time with you, it infuriates me when you are arrogant and wasteful creatures.

I enjoy spending time with you but tend to lose my temper. And I guarantee, you will not like me when I am angry. But do not fret, sweet mortals, for it is known that my love for you is great. I even took one of you to be my lover, Endymion…may he dream forever. But let us not dwell on history, for the night is young, somewhere.

You ask of my family? I have two siblings: Eos, the goddess of dawn, and Helios, the god of the sun, both of whom I love, even if they do try and steal my thunder. My parents, Theia and Hyperion -Titan and Titaness alike – are born from Gaia and Uranus, siblings. Incestuous? Perhaps. But it is not for mortals to judge the whims of divinity, so I advise you – don’t.

As for the other gods and goddesses, my history is written, there isn’t much to muse on. I’ve tumbled with Zeus, but let’s be honest, who hasn’t?

Still, I prefer the taste of mortality. So much sweeter is life caked in opportunity, pressed to the edge of almost certain damnation.

Once bathed in my ethereal light, you may find yourself wanting. But I am a benevolent goddess. It’ll be fun, I promise. All I require is your adoration and care for your planet. If you can give me that, I will give you the most precious gift I can: illumination from the shadows you so fear.

Sincerely,

Selene

  1. The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. (24 November 2019). Selene.