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I enjoy writing most the ancient myths and stories that have shaped our collective history.

Countless legends and myths have been told about the moon throughout history.

Moon Myths

The moon is a powerful forcefulness of nature. Just step outside in the middle of the night, when the sky is clear and the moon is full, and look at information technology for a moment. Y’all won’t exist able to deny its intense, magical power. And people throughout time haven’t been able to deny it either. In fact, the moon is a central part of many myths and legends across dissimilar cultures precisely because of its power.

Take a look at these ten moon legends to become a ameliorate sense of how unlike people come across its dazzler and wonder.

ten Legends About the Moon

  1. Chang’east
  2. Moon Rabbit
  3. Selene/Luna
  4. Tecciztecatl
  5. Anningan
  6. Mawu
  7. Soma
  8. Rona
  9. Ixchel
  10. Werewolves

Chang’e (Cathay)

In that location is a very famous Chinese myth virtually a woman who is said to live on the moon. There are different variations of the myth, simply the basic story is that she and her married man were once immortal beings who were made mortal because of their bad beliefs. They so attempted to achieve immortality again through the apply of a pill, but Chang’e got greedy and took besides much of the pill and ended upwardly floating upwards to the moon, where she remained stuck forever. She is the subject of much Chinese poetry and is one of the central reasons for commemoration each fall during the Chinese Moon Festival.

Moon Rabbit (China/Korea/Nippon)

This is an interesting myth because it crosses several different cultures. The moon rabbit or jade rabbit is said to exist 1 of the companions that Chang’e eventually was immune to have with her on the moon. However, it is also a symbol that shows upward in myths near the moon in Korea and in Nihon.

A statue of Luna, the Roman equivalent of Selene, holding a torch with the crescent symbol of the moon on her forehead

A statue of Luna, the Roman equivalent of Selene, holding a torch with the crescent symbol of the moon on her forehead

Selene/Luna (Greek and Roman)

These are the names of the Moon Goddess in Greek and Roman mythology, respectively. In the myths associated with these goddesses, the goddess is paired with the god of the dominicus (Helios in Greek mythology, Sol in Roman mythology). He travels throughout the day, and she takes over the journeying at night. She is typically considered to be a passionate goddess who takes many lovers and who represents the desire associated with the moon.

A drawing of Tecciztecatl from the Codex Borgia, an ancient Mesoamerican manuscript

A drawing of Tecciztecatl from the Codex Borgia, an aboriginal Mesoamerican manuscript

Tecciztecatl (Aztec)

Non all of the deities associated with the moon are goddesses. This is an instance of a male god that is associated with the moon. What is interesting almost the myths surrounding him is how many of the aforementioned symbols from unlike moon myths are found in the stories about him. Although he was an Aztec god, there are associations with the Asian cultures (he was a rabbit, for case, associating him with the aforementioned Moon Rabbit) and even associations with modern-mean solar day moon myths like the story of the “homo on the moon.”

Anningan (Inuit)

The Inuit people of northern regions like Alaska and Greenland take a rather horrifying myth nearly the moon. They believe that Anningan (also called Igaluk or Aningaaq), the Moon God, raped his sister, the Sun Goddess. Worse, they believe that he is still trying to chase her downward to possess her. That’south why he follows her in the sky every day. The waxing and waning of the moon is explained as Anningan chasing her until he is starving and and so disappearing for a bit to hunt for food to accept the energy to come back to chase her again.

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Mawu (Africa)

A much happier couple-based story about the moon is this myth from Africa, which says that Mawu is a moon expert who is forever linked in unity with the lord’s day goddess Liza. It is believed that lunar and solar eclipses are related to the lovemaking times of the celestial couple. This myth is clearly about the power of the moon, the sunday, the sky, and dear and want.

Soma (Hindu)

This is a Hindu god that is associated with the moon. It’s interesting because of the fact that there are several boosted symbols that we encounter hither that are ordinarily associated with the moon. In Hindu art, Soma is sometimes an embryo and sometimes a bull. Fertility is oft associated with the moon. The bull is also a symbol that has shown up as related to the moon across cultures. The main matter well-nigh Soma though is its link with the moon every bit an elixir. Soma is the name of a drinkable said to be consumed by the Gods. Interestingly, the moon rabbit who lives on the moon with Chang’e in the Chinese myth is also an elixir-making symbol.

Rona (New Zealand)

This is a story that comes from the Maori tribe in New Zealand. The story is almost a young adult female named Rona who displeased the moon and so the moon seized her and took her away. In the myth, she grabs on to a tree and drags it with her to the moon. Information technology is believed by some that the tree is said to represent fertility, further linking the moon with this symbol.

9. Ixchel (Mayan)

The Mayan people have several stories nearly different moon goddesses. 1 goddess frequently associated with the moon is Ixchel, who is associated with the moon because she is a fertility goddess. Withal, information technology is believed that she may actually be the “grandmother of the moon” and represent crumbling and the drying upwardly of fertility in one-time age, and so she is almost commonly linked with the waxing of the moon and non the moon at all times.

Werewolves have been depicted as fearsome creatures that prey on humans during a full moon.

Werewolves have been depicted as fearsome creatures that prey on humans during a full moon.


I of the creatures that we often meet depicted in motion picture myths and legends is the werewolf. This creature is, of form, affiliated with the full moon. Typically it is believed that these are creatures that take human being class only that morph into wolf-like (typically violent) creatures when the full moon is in the sky. Some legends state that if you go bitten by a werewolf, you volition also become one during the total moon. In other tales, the merely way to impale a werewolf is with a bullet made of silver. In that location are many different variations on this because of all of the books and movies that have been made almost werewolves.

The Magic of the Moon

These are just ten examples of some of the powerful stories that people across fourth dimension and across the earth acquaintance with the moon. Using many different forms of symbolism, the moon itself has go a symbol of dearest, desire, modify, passion, fertility, and violence.

© 2009 Kathryn Vercillo

on May 07, 2020:

“Myth”, “legends”…..both are synonyms for bullshit

on November 09, 2016:

I really like it wow

on November 07, 2016:


on October 26, 2016:

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on Oct 26, 2016:

that was awesome! thx!

on October 23, 2016:

Very interesting and absurd! Thank you!!!!

my proper name is Jeff
on October 10, 2016:

having a moon shaped like a banana is really weird at 24-hour interval and night

on October 07, 2016:


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on September 29, 2016:


Samantha Erickson
on September 28, 2016:

Having a moon shaped similar a banana is actually weird at mean solar day and night

on July 31, 2016:


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on April 15, 2016:

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on March 10, 2015:

Thank you!!!

BumbeeBee and Catscat[aka Zara]
on March 10, 2015:

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on March 09, 2015:

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on March 09, 2015:

Catscat and BumbeeBee is the aforementioned person

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on March 09, 2015:

It was very educational!! It was and so fun to read. And then much reading and facts. they Demand to add together more then ten facts. I know 1!! A god,[ I forgot his name!] banished a man to the moon, and the man was remembered as the man in the moon!

The x facts were fun to read, a Big shoutout to Kathryn Vercillo

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on March 09, 2015:

It was very educational!!

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on May 05, 2014:

This is all so awesome my study volition be done before long thanks

on February 09, 2014:

useful 🙂

on December 18, 2013:

cool. Great for my graphic novel research, cheers

on November 11, 2013:

I loved this! It helped me on my homework a lot and I just wanted to give thanks you =)

on November 04, 2013:

I love this imforfamtion

on September 26, 2013:

Very cool facts! Information technology helped me a lot! Thx

Home my Heaven
on June 10, 2013:

Some cool myths about myth. Really wonderful things for a myth lover like me.


on April 24, 2013:

Cool, way into the moon. Program to employ these stories to freak my science teachers mind (she thinks i never read annihilation)

on April 22, 2013:

Howdy Kath:

What a moon y’all make though thoughtful knowledge

I just sees it equally apiece of infinite junk

That left a dinosaur’south less earthly

Merely then that was a bit before human being fantasies

Only you make a lite that shines in the dark

Dear you hard work on flashing a Moonie

Am in awe of your hard piece of work and loved the read

Hope information technology never decides to return to earth

No pill would cure that headache

from North America on March 10, 2013:

The moon is an endless source of lore and fascination. When I look at information technology on a summer dark, especially when it’s total, it seems almost strange that some angelic body can hang in the sky then shut to world. I believe in the moon and wrote a hub nearly timing activities past her cycles. Strangely, there are some theories around the cyberspace that the moon was created and planted there for specific hidden agenda purposes. If such a thing proved true, all us moon lovers would accept a shock! Thanks and voted upward.

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from Tumkur on January 11, 2013:

Good collection of myths. simply I would like to add something:-

one. ‘Soma’ is another name for moon himself.In ancient Indian literature(whether Hindu,Jain, or Buddhist) Moon is regarded every bit male.Soma, Shashanka,Chandra,Indu- etc, are the other names of Moon-all of Samskrut origin.

2. Drink soma is different one. It is another meaning of the same word. but that has no connection with moon.

iii In Indian astrology, moon is a planet influencing on the minds of people.The zodiac sign in which moon lies at the time of birth is called

‘Janma Rashi’ or birth sign.

Madailein Aisling Ireland
from Seattle, WA on December 26, 2012:

Awesome and beautiful. Voted up!

on June 15, 2012:

Some other myth is water on the moon. Many NASA scientists are challenge it. But that’s impossible! Why? Because the vacuum of infinite abhors water. What’s more, ethereal objects such as the moon as well abominate water. Simply earth-things like Globe are properly hydrophilic. That’s why we have water hither on Globe. It’s so obvious!

But why are NASA scientists really trying to claim the moon has water? Well, allow me tell yous a side story. 15 quintillion years ago the Reptilians lived on the moon (yes, the moon really is that one-time). Reptilians are literally the only beings without a single ounce of h2o in their body. In fact, they can’t stand water equally chronicled in that documentary Signs. So it would make sense that they would live on the moon, a place without whatever ounce of water. So is information technology whatsoever coincidence that NASA is trying to revise proper agreement of history? They’re simply trying to make it look like Reptilians could never take lived on the moon. It’due south patently a desperate attempt on their function to cover their asses.

Then do these Reptilians still alive on the moon? Not anymore. Because NASA is slowly putting h2o droplets on the moon fifty-fifty though celestial objects are not supposed to have h2o. In that location goes NASA destroying the balance of nature, as usual!

Anyway, the Reptilians got smart 8 quintillion years agone because they knew that Earth had a hollow that they could live in. In this hollow of the Earth, at that place is no sign of h2o whatsoever. It is a perfect identify for Reptilians to live.

The hollow Earth model also explains why Reptilian spacecraft frequently are sighted entering the ocean. It’s obvious that the Reptilian spacecraft are going subterranean.

Anyhow, NASA, stop with the bullshit and finally admit your Reptilian Fed Controlled connections!

on May 29, 2012:

the moon seems and so much more interesting at present thank you a billion

on May 24, 2012:

dood work

on Apr nineteen, 2012:

This is interesting stuff.

from Dhaka on March 21, 2012:

Never heard almost those myths before. They seem to exist pretty dainty stories. Thanks a lot for sharing with us 🙂

on March 06, 2012:

From romantic outdoor dinners in the moonlight to theatrical plays, the moon and the mysterious aura surrounding it has always had an exotic appeal. These legends and myths about the moon brand for an intriguing read.


brian january
on February 28, 2012:

I’thou fascinated by the lunar/goddess mythology! In my thriller “Silver”, one of the atomic number 82 characters speculates on the moon goddess Ariadne being the Minoan Serpent Goddess of ancient Crete. Beloved this stuff!

Brian January

on Feb 24, 2012:

Interesting Myths. Thank you lot.

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Andrew chavez
on February 06, 2012:

The moon and the sunday hunt eachother around and effectually

Shwetha Shetty
on February 03, 2012:

That’s awesome. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing

Liz Rayen
from California on December 26, 2011:

Very interesting. Looking forward to reading more.


Lisa~Rustic Living

on October 17, 2011:

This is very interesting cheers for my new use of knowledge

on September 19, 2011:

I love myths. Interesting topic.

Ravi Singh
from India on August xviii, 2011:

SO many interesting facts.. I honey moon more now. thanks

on Baronial 09, 2011:

very good information i would love to visit this website once more

on July 27, 2011:

at that place’south also a legend in vietnam most the moon. In it a homo was sitting on a tree then the tree flew to the moon w/ him on it.

on July 02, 2011:

)O( Nosotros all come up from the Goddess… Enjoyable read.

Pamela Oglesby
from Sunny Florida on June 24, 2011:

Very interesting hub. Thanks.

Web World Watcher
on June 17, 2011:

And so very interesting. i have a remedial college knowledge of astronomy in full general so this hub is a very welcome resource

on April 26, 2011:


from McKinney, Texas on March 20, 2011:

We are soooo involved with the moon. Our love thing is endless. Nosotros sing songs about information technology, write poems, our cows jump over it, we catch moon beams, potable moon shine, flash it now and then, among many others. I think I experience some other hub to exist written by moon light :). Cheers for your inspiration.

on Feb 12, 2011:

I similar this very much. I needed this to do research for school.

on February 08, 2011:

good hub but i didn’t understand some of them especially moon rabbit.

on February 08, 2011:

Doin a project, this website realy helped 10

on January 15, 2011:

very skilful for the society

from Mauritius on Dec 20, 2010:

i love myths

from New Zealand on Dec 15, 2010:

I love myth and legends! Excellent hub! Cheers!

native daughter 🙂
on Dec 10, 2010:

Amazing data! Actually helped my research! Keep posting!

on Nov 27, 2010:

This ws a good site to become started on a deeper research consignment. Creating a lesson plan with this data will exist crawly!

Kim Lynn
on November 10, 2010:

Enjoyed. Thank you!

Angela Michelle Schultz
from United States on October xiii, 2010:

Very Interesting! I actually linked from my hub to your hub, because I thought information technology was a actually awesome hub! Voted upwards equally well!!

Mayhem’s eye
on September 30, 2010:

I proceed thinking of something from the flick Moonstruck. The quondam grandfather tells his friends about the full moon, “La bella luna, the moon brings the woman to the man.” I’ve been searching for a myth that might reflect that conventionalities for something that I’thousand writing. The closest I’ve come are some of the myths that focus on sexuality. Do yous know of whatsoever others?

on September 23, 2010:

im doin a report on teh moon. thx for the info

from USA on September 18, 2010:

I dear the moon! I’m a Cancer, sooooo a moonchild should love the moon. neat info!

The moon is the world’s birthchild, you know. When our gravity was formed, the big “stone” that went to the middle sent a spray of world out into the orbit, which cooled and went to just the correct spot, and formed our moon.

Yep. it’s a fact, tho’ very paraphrased.

greg g zaino
from L’America- Big Pine Fundamental, Florida on Baronial 27, 2010:

Well done Kathryn! I enjoyed this write very much and shared information technology on facebook… The topic is i in which all can enjoy.

:] You’ve done your homework and it shows. Corking Hub!

peace – greg z

on Baronial 24, 2010:

gr8 information.,helped in my thesis

on August 12, 2010:

Practiced!! Only where are your sources?

on August 09, 2010:

Cheers for this interesting read. I always enjoy reading about random myths, legends, and folklore. This detail field of study reminds me of when I was researching almost the lunar effect (full moon madness), a while back.

TJ Hooper
from dublin Ga on July 04, 2010:

very awesome hub! I loved all the stories of the moon gods/goddesses.

from Syracuse, NY on June fourteen, 2010:

These are nice to know interesting things.

on May 25, 2010:

Dainty I love hearing almost the moom and myth

on May 23, 2010:

This is sooooo awesome!!!! And so helpful, and actually very interesting! 🙂

on May eighteen, 2010:

Wow! Who knew?! That is all so facinating, and very helpful for my project! Thanx!:)

on May 14, 2010:

The moon and sun are one .

on May 03, 2010:

not very helpfull.

Levi Joshua Kell
from Arizona on April 16, 2010:

That was a peachy hub. Cheers!

from North Georgia on Apr 14, 2010:

Very good stories nearly the lunar moon.

I must say I had never heard any of them before reading your hub.

Thank you

on March 23, 2010:

doing a study on moon myths this helped a lot thanks bunches !!!!!

on March 23, 2010:

The moon is then interesting to learn bout. Wish there was a special class for information technology!!! It’s all practice very romantic if you think bout it that way!!!

on March 23, 2010:

lol love myths bout the moon very intriguing to acquire bout.

on March 01, 2010:

Skilful work

on Feb 25, 2010:

Im A Werewolf 😀

from Florida on Feb 05, 2010:

Very interesting I beloved to await at the moon it is amazing Thank you!for the hub

on January xviii, 2010:


from malang-indonesia on Jan 17, 2010:

it was really interesting legend about moon. Thanks

Petra Vlah
from Los Angeles on January 15, 2010:

Very interesting; never knew that then many legends existed.

Thank you for posting it

from Caracas-Venezuela on January xiii, 2010:

Wow Kathryn!!!

I am a moon lover! In fact,

My beloved poems and some sad poems(Most in Spanish)

are inspired by the moon. Which I cull to

phone call Selene, just as I choose to call Earth,

Gaia. Yup! I definitely like your writing!

Bang-up hub!

Warm regards,


on Nov 24, 2009:

I similar the one most the Mawu myth. It is very interesting myth.

Unique Kids Stuff
on October 27, 2009:

I didn’t know whatever of this. Very interesting.

Joanie Ruppel
from Texas on October 26, 2009:

I’m ever fascinated with the legends and myths that have come up up in different cultures over the years for the heavenly bodies. Proficient hub.

on October 11, 2009:

i dearest the moon and all wat it can practise and the stroys backside it

from Manila on October 09, 2009:

keep on posting. i like your hub.

on October 04, 2009:

Wow – very interesting indeed.

Kimberly Bunch
from EAST WENATCHEE on September 01, 2009:

Cool Hub!

on Baronial 20, 2009:


Sexy jonty
from India on August 05, 2009:

Bang-up hub …. very original and informative …..

on August 05, 2009:

Awesome hub. Loved the information thoroughly.

from Indiana on August 01, 2009:

Smashing hub!!! Thanks for all the info 🙂

Paper Moon
from In the clouds on July 20, 2009:

Oh I love myths about the moon. Only of course, yous could have guessed that.

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