|Factions:||Dark Moon Order|
Dark Moon Horde
Temple of Mene
Shrine of Selemene
|Cosmetics:||Andalmere the Litigon|
Mei Nei the Jade Rabbit
Axia of Metira
|Other Lore:||Dark Moon|
Selemene is one of the goddesses of the moon. She is worshiped by Mirana and Luna. The ancient Nightsilver Woods is dedicated to her, and contains her private reserve of glowing lotuses, growing in silvery pools. Selemene is associated with the Lunar Moth, although the precise nature of this relationship is unclear. It is also unknown how she relates to Mene, the old goddess of the moon.
Names and forms
Having control over the moon and its energies, Selemene imbues her followers' weapons with lunar energy, smites their enemies with moon beams, and shroud the land in shadow. In times of great need, the goddess descends into the world, and obscures the sun with a lunar eclipse to aid her champions in battle. She is also able to bless her followers with similar powers, including animal companions like Andalmere, the Lion of the Moon. and being a Goddess Selemene is immortal as she never ages and is immune to all deadly diseases neither can it be killed by conventional weapons.
The Dark Moon Order
A sect of warriors, the Dark Moon Order, worships and devotes themselves to Selemene's service. Residing in the Nightsilver Woods, they find and initiate new members into the order as Selemene demands. One such initiate was Luna, the Moon Rider. Having found herself at the edge of the forest, Luna was put through a trial, during which an enormous feline beast sparred with her, and led her to a moonlit hill.
Those who refuse to join the Dark Moon are forbidden to return to the Nightsilver Woods.
The Temple of Mene is dedicated to Selemene. Mirana, having abandoned her kingdom to serve Selemene, sometimes prays at the temple, where she receives prophetic visions. On the night of each new moon, the followers of Selemene don sacred garbs, sing rites and burn offerings to the goddess.
Selemene appears to be responsible for holding back the Dark Moon, a cataclysmic event with terrible consequences for the world. Because of this, her powers are sometimes disrupted and weakened by the Dark Moon Horde, a faction intent on destroying the goddess and bringing the Dark Moon to pass. Their powers are said to be a corruption on Selemene's domain, taking the form of "shades", and is well known to her and her followers.
- Selemene is likely based on Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon.
- Mirana biography.
- DOTA: Dragon's Blood | Meet the Heroes (4:67)
- Mei Nei the Jade Rabbit description.
- Moonlight Shadow description.
- Starstorm description.
- Eclipse description.
- Andalmere the Litigon description.
- Luna biography.
- Mirana description: ▶️ I had a vision of this place in the Temple of Mene, but I had no idea it was a prophecy.
- Dawn of the Moon description.
- Moonfall description.
- Axia of Metira description.
- Dark Moon lore.
- Mars response: ▶️ Your mistress is next.