Endymion was a handsome shepherd, hunter or king in ancient Greek mythology, who lived in the region of Elis. He was the son of Zeus, and had legendary beauty. Selene, the Titan goddess of the moon, fell in love with him, and asked Zeus to give him eternal youth. Zeus accepted her prayer and he made Endymion fall into an eternal sleep. Selene and Endymion had fifty daughters. According to another source, he was considered to have married Asterodia or Chromia, and had a number of sons and a daughter. He told his sons that they should run a race and the winner would get the throne; Epeius won and became the ruler of the region; one of his brothers, Aetolus, remained at home, while Paeon angry that he had lost went into self-exile.
Link/cite this pageIf you use any of the content on this page in your own work, please use the code below to cite this page as the source of the content.
<a href="https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Mortals/Endymion/endymion.html">Endymion: GreekMythology.com</a> - Apr 03, 2020Link will appear as Endymion: GreekMythology.com - Apr 03, 2020