(Music: Zola Jesus – Night)
In Greek mythology, Nyx is a goddess of the night and Selene is the goddess of the moon. I decided to portray them together, as if they were sisters and ruled the sky in conjunction🌙
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Isn't Selene the Titaness of the moon?
Titans and gods were very different things to each other in greek mythology. Titans came before the gods, and the first gods (Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Hades, Poseidon, and Hestia) were first born to Cronos, and other gods came after. Cronos didn't want his father's prophecy to come true, so he tried to swallow them...
point is, Selene isn't a goddess in the greek classification...
Nyx is technically a primordial goddess, different than a traditional greek god. She was far more powerful and ancient, and was there since the beginning (similar to Gaia, Oceanus, and Ouranous).
It's important to make these distinctions, because to respect the greek myths, you have to respect every aspect of the myths.
Your work is still very, very good, way better than anything I can do. Keep us the good work. : )
Selene is more of a grand-niece of Nyx, because she is a daughter of Titans Hyperion and Theia, who are children of Uranus and Gaia, and Nyx is kind of a sibling of Uranus and Gaia (born from Chaos like them). I can easily imagine Nyx as a tired lady who saw quite a lot with raising such crazy children like she has (Eris and Nemesis among them) growing to be fond of gentle and melancholic Selene.