Greek Mythology: “Selene, Goddess of the Moon” / Poetry: “Selene Awakens”, by Christy Birmingham.-

It is an honor to contribute a poem to this post about Selene, the goddess of the moon, written by talented writer Aquileana of the blog La Audacia de Aquiles! My poem follows Aquileana’s lovely descriptions of goddess Selene in the attached post. I hope you enjoy our collaboration!

~Christy xo

La Audacia de Aquiles

►Greek Mythology: “Selene, Goddess of the Moon”:

►Poetry: “Selene Awakens”, by Christy Birmingham:


selene7 “Luna” by Evelyn De Morgan (1885).



Selene is the Greek Goddess of the Moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia.

Besides, Selene is sister of the Sun-God Helios, and Eos, Goddess of the Dawn.

In classical times, Selene was often identified with Artemis, much as her brother, Helios, was identified with Apollo.

Just as Helios, from his identification with Apollo, is called Phoebus (“bright”), Selene, from her identification with Artemis, is also commonly referred to by the epithet Phoebe (feminine from the name is of Greek origin, it is likely connected to the word selas (σέλας), meaning “light”.

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…

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59 thoughts on “Greek Mythology: “Selene, Goddess of the Moon” / Poetry: “Selene Awakens”, by Christy Birmingham.-

  1. Miranda Stone

    I read and commented on Aquileana’s post, but I wanted to say again how much I enjoyed your poem honoring Selene, Christy!


  2. Aquileana

    Thank you very much dear Christy for sharing your beautiful poem with us… It is a huge honor to have you at my blog… Just thinking … If you want you can move with me. Hehe…
    You are an amazing writer ❤ I am grateful once again to be your friend ⭐
    Love, Aquileana 😛

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hi Aqui,
      Thank you again for having me over to LADA for a tea and a poem… It was a lovely treat to be a part of your blog! I am sending you much love for Saturday, my dear friend! xo

      In addition, you are welcome to comment back here too, if you wish. I returned all relevant comments at LADA (ones that included mention of myself or my poem). Thanks for opening that possibility up to me!

      Happy Saturday 🙂

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      1. Aquileana

        Chris ❤
        Thank you very much for commenting back to relevant notes here… It has been a pleasure to work with you, and I appreciate you shared such a beautiful poem on Selene with us… You did it beautifully…
        Okay, I'll be at PP too to do the same, as far as I am concerned or involved!…
        Much love and happy weekend to you, Aquileana 😛

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    1. Aquileana

      Hi Janine!… I am grateful to read your warm words today!…Also thanks for commenting at my blog!. Christy is such an amazing writer, isn’t she?… All the best to you and yours, Aquileana 😛


  3. Cyan Ryan

    Beautiful poem! I love poems about the moon and Selene!

    I especially liked the mystery of these lines:

    “She will know the secret to why the

    Sun chooses to sleep at night”


    1. Aquileana

      Hi Cybele!… Thanks a lot for your support regarding our collaboration
      It was a honor to have her on my blog and her poem is beautiful!. I am pleased to know that you liked the post! ⭐ Sending you all my very best wishes, Aquileana 😀

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  4. Dee

    I loved readig greek mythology when I was a pre-teen. You brought back good memories of these days with your poetry. Collaboration is good, you two really brought it out well here.


  5. field of thorns

    Christy, so fun to see your poetry accompanying Aquileana’s post, “Selene, Goddess of the Moon”. Beautiful poem, I especially love the lines:

    “While she awakens and
    You yearn for

    Have a great weekend!

    Warm wishes,


  6. D.G.Kaye

    What a great idea for you both to collaborate on fascinating mythology. As Aquileana knows I always read her in-depth tales of the mythological world and how much it really pertains to life. Great job girls! 🙂 Of course I’m sharing! 🙂


  7. Sue Dreamwalker

    Chrisy, thank you for sharing this great post by Aquileana.. Her knowledge upon Greek Mythology is astounding as I have learnt so much from her excellent posts.. Thank you for sharing.. 🙂 Good to catch up with you again 🙂



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