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Endymion (ĕndĬm´ēən), in Greek mythology, young shepherd, loved by Selene (the moon). In one version of his legend, he asked Zeus for immortality and perpetual youth. Zeus consented on the condition that Endymion remain eternally asleep. The English poets Lyly, Drayton, and Keats all wrote poems based on the legend.

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Endymion

Endymion a remarkably beautiful young man, loved by the Moon (Selene); well-known tradition claims that he had fifty daughters by Selene. According to one story, he was put in an eternal sleep by Zeus for having fallen in love with Hera, and was then visited every night by Selene.

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