Moon in Mythology

Western Mythologies

Babylonians

Babylonians called the planet Lu-Bad, "Small cattle" owing to their capering.

Sammerians

In Sumeria this planet was masculine, the God of Sin or in Sumerian Zu-En, "The wise Lord", or "Lord of Wisdom". Also related to be the god named, Nanna

Egyptians

Phoenicians

Greek

The Greeks made it a female planet, Selene, which the Latin's transcribed into Luna. The reason for this was possibly that the Sun and Moon had obvious conjunctions and that the Moon swelled up and waned as do women. The conjunction with the Sun was thus thought of as a marriage.

Arabic

European Indigenous Mythologies

"Q" Celts

Irish:

"P" Celts

Basque:

Llazki, Moon goddes daughter of Lubirs (Earth) and sister to Ekhi (Sun)

Breton:

Welsh:

Baltic

The Moon was considered as a male god named Meness, who courtrd the daugters of the Saule (Sun). Meness and saule comes together in a union. However the morning star (venus) soon caught his eye, but this courtship was not to last long as Perkans (Thunder) brought the balance back by cutting up Meness into many pieces.

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Last updated 09/03/2004

Perkunas did not cut Menulis

Perkunas did not cut Menulis up into many pieces, he scarred Menulis for two reasons - cheating on Saule, and for seducing her daughter "Ausrine". There's a "Liaudes Daina" about this.