Selene fell in love with
young shepherd Endymion
, who was allowed to choose what he would, and he chose to sleep for ever, remaining deathless
telling: she lulled
him into an eternal sleep
so that he could never leave her.)
In art, Selene is represented driving a chariot drawn by two horses, or sometimes, by two oxen. She is often identified with the Olympian goddess of the moon, Artemis.