greek mythology | selene is the goddess of the moon. she is depicted as a woman riding sidesaddle on a horse or driving a chariot drawn by a pair of winged steeds. she is commonly depicted with a crescent moon, often accompanied by stars; sometimes, instead of a crescent, a lunar disc is used. selene’s great love is the shepherd prince endymion. selene is often identified with artemis. both selene & artemis are also associated with hecate, and all 3 are regarded as lunar goddesses.