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In ancient Roman religion and myth, Luna is the divine embodiment of the Moon. She is often presented as the female complement of the Sun, Sol, conceived of as a god. Luna is also sometimes represented as an aspect of the Roman triple goddess, along with Proserpina and Hecate. Luna is not always a distinct goddess, but sometimes rather an epithet that specializes a goddess, since both Diana and Juno are identified as moon goddesses. 

In Roman art, Luna attributes are the crescent moon plus the two-yoke chariot. In the Carmen Saeculare, performed in 17 BC, Horace invokes her as the "two-horned queen of the stars", bidding her to listen to the girls singing as Apollo listens to the boys. 

Varro categorized Luna and Sol among the visible gods, as distinguished from invisible gods such as Neptune, and deified mortals such as Hercules. Luna's Greek counterpart was Selene. In Roman art and literature, myths of Selene are adapted under the name of Luna. 

Luna is often depicted driving a two-yoke chariot called a biga, drawn by horses or oxen. In Roman art, the charioteer Luna is regularly paired with the Sun driving a four-horse chariot (quadriga). 


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