Selene (Luna) was
the goddess of the moon. She was the sister of Helios. She was
either the daughter of Hyperion and Theia of Zeus and Leto. In
many myths, she was confused with the goddess Artemis.
Selene fell in love
with Endymion, a handsome shepherd. Many nights, Selene would
stop in her trip across the sky to talk and be with Endymion.
Zeus was bothered because Selene was failing in her duties. Zeus
gave Endymion a choice between death or eternal sleep. He chose
the last one and is still asleep in a cave on Mount Latmos today.