Selenite

Selenite, a crystallized form of gypsum, which chemically, it is a hydrous calcium sulfate.

 

The name 'selenite' is mostly synonymous with gypsum but has been used historically to describe the transparent variety, as opposed to satin spar gypsum for the fibrous variety and alabaster for the fine-grained massive form. [mindat]

 

According to lore, Selenite is named for Selene, a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia. She had two siblings, Helios and Eos. She was the goddess of the moon, which she drove every night across the skies. Selene was linked to Artemis as well as Hecate; all three were considered lunar goddesses.

 

Keep dry; never soak in any liquids.

For a beautiful display, click to add a USB LED Color Changing Light Stand  

  • Facebook

Privacy Policy   •   Terms & Conditions   •    FAQ   •   Contact Us

©1994- 2021 Smoky Mountain Beads, Crystals & More 

• All rights reserved • All prices in USD. •

• Products sold by Smoky Mountain Beads are not intended for use by children 14 years and younger •