THE SELENE SILVER RING

£55
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THE SELENE SILVER RING

£55

Hand carved in Greece.

Sterling silver 925.

THE DESIGN

Selene was a Titan lunar goddess in Greek mythology. She had two siblings, Helios and Eos, but only Selene was regarded as the personification of the Moon itself. She was in fact the goddess of the moon, which she drove every night across the skies on her chariot.  
 
The earliest known pictorial depiction of Selene driving a chariot is inside an early 5th century BC red-figure cup, showing Selene plunging her chariot, drawn by two winged horses, into the sea. Though the moon chariot is often described as being silver, in that first drawing it was golden. While the sun chariot of her brother Helios, has four horses, Selene's usually has two, described as "snow-white" by Ovid. In some cases the chariot was drawn to be carried by oxen or bulls.

 

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