The Moon & The Shepherd
Greece's star crossed lovers...
As the moon Goddess Selene rode across the night sky in her chariot of darkness, she encountered a handsome, young shepherd in the field named Endymion.
His Beauty made her heart ache so much that she immediately fell under his spell. Love at first sight, the couple wanted to be together forever!
However, the match between goddess and mortal enraged Zeus, who then offered Endymion a choice of destinies:
He may forget Selene and live his full mortal life, or spend eternity in a peaceful sleep.
Endymion chose immortality and youth in eternal slumber and was laid out in a cave on Mount Latmus in Caria where his lunar lover would visit him each night.