Figure of Selene from, "Flora, seu florum...", Ferrari 1646

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Selene, Greek goddess of the moon, in a flying chariot drawn by two white horses. She and her brother Helius, the god of the sun, often frame mythical scenes, giving an indication of the passage of time. Because both the Sun and Moon affect the temperature of the air, pestilential diseases and death are attributed to them.

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Figure of Selene from, "Flora, seu florum...", Ferrari 1646. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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