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An 18th century drawing of Khoikhoi worshipping the moon
An 18th century drawing of Khoikhoi worshipping the moon

In mythology, a lunar deity is a god or goddess associated with or symbolizing the moon: see moon (mythology). These deities can have a variety of functions and traditions depending upon the culture, but they are often related to or an enemy of the solar deity. Download high resolution version (875x655, 85 KB)Khoikhoi worshipping the moon, 18th century drawing. ... Download high resolution version (875x655, 85 KB)Khoikhoi worshipping the moon, 18th century drawing. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... An 18th century drawing of Khoikhoi worshipping the moon The Khoikhoi (men of men) or Khoi are a historical division of the Khoisan ethnic group of south-western Africa, closely related to the Bushmen (or San, as the Khoikhoi called them). ... // For the Derek Sherinian album, see Mythology (Derek Sherinian album). ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of the agriculture A goddess is a female deity, in contrast with a male deity known as a god. Many cultures have goddesses, sometimes alone, but more often as part of a larger pantheon that includes both the conventional genders and in some cases... The Moon has figured in many mythologies, often paired or contrasted with the Sun (see also Solar deity). ... It has been suggested that Sun cults be merged into this article or section. ...


List of Lunar Deities

The Aborigines of Australia have a polytheistic, animistic religion. ... In Australian aboriginal mythology (specifically: Wiradyuri and Kamilaroi), Daramulum (“one legged”) is a son of Baiame and Birrahgnooloo. ... The solar goddess of the Ainu people. ... Chaldean mythology is the collective name given to Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian mythologies, although Chaldea did not comprehend the whole territory inhabited by those peoples. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Arabian mythology is the ancient beliefs of the Arabs. ... A moon god worshipped in pre-Islamic Arabia. ... Hubal (هبل) was a god worshipped in pagan Arabia, notably at Mecca before the arrival of Islam. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A god worshipped in pre-Islamic southern Arabia, particularly in Sheba. ... Wadd was the Minaean moon god. ... The Aztec civilization recognized many gods and supernatural creatures. ... In Aztec mythology, Coyolxauhqui (golden bells more correctly: She with the bells on her cheeks Consider the orbiting full moon and the stone carvings facial details. ... In Aztec mythology, Metztli (also Meztli) was a god of the moon, the night, and farmers. ... In Aztec mythology, Tecciztecatl (old moon god; also Tecuciztecal, Tecuciztecatl) was a lunar deity, representing the old man-on-the-moon. He could have been the sun god, but he feared the suns fire, so Nanahuatzin became the sun god and Tecciztecatl (in the form of a rabbit) was... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mesopotamian mythology. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Ancient Basque mythology is centered around the figure of the goddess Mari, and her consort Sugaar (also called Maju). ... The moon goddess of the ancient Basques and other Iberians, daughter of Lurbira and sister of Ekhi. ... Little is known of Cahuilla mythology. ... Canaanite mythology are the myths and god tales of ancient Canaan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Canaan. ... The moon-goddess of the Ugarits and later of the Phoenicians. ... Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, apparently the religion of the Iron Age Celts. ... Góntia (Guntia, Candida, Fortuna), was a Celtic moon goddess; her name comes from the Welsh word canda (shining white) and the Celtic condate (confluence). ... Binomial name Salvia hispanica L. Chia (Salvia hispanica) is a plant of the genus Salvia of the mint family. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Chinese mythology is a collection of cultural history, folktales, and religions that have been passed down in oral or written form. ... An image of the Moon Goddess, (Hokkien : Guek Niao), enshrined and worshipped at Thee Kong Thuah (Jade Emperor Temple), Penang, Malaysia. ... The Dahomey (or Fon) are a nation located in Benin, Africa. ... Moon goddess of Benin, she is the mother of all the stars. ... Napir (shining one) was the Elamite god of the moon. ... Egyptian mythology or Egyptian religion is the succession of tentative beliefs held by the people of Egypt for over three thousand years, prior to major exposure to Christianity and Islam. ... Chons In Egyptian mythology, Chons (alternately Khensu, Khons, Khonsu or Khonshu) is an ancient lunar deity, from before formal structure was given to a pantheon. ... , or , or [1] Thoth (Ramesseum, Luxor) Thoth, a Greek name derived from the Egyptian * (djih-how-tee) (written by Egyptians as ) was considered one of the most important deities of the Egyptian pantheon. ... The Etruscans were a race of unknown origin from North Italy who were eventually integrated into Rome. ... In Etruscan mythology, Losna was the moon goddess, and was also associated with the ocean and tides. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. ... The Diana of Versailles, a Roman copy of a sculpture by Leochares (Louvre Museum) Artemis (Greek: nominative , genitive ) in Greek mythology the daughter of Zeus and of Leto and the twin sister of Apollo was one of the most widely venerated of the gods and manifestly one of the oldest... Hecate, Hekate (HekátÄ“), or Hekat was originally a goddess of the wilderness and childbirth originating from Thrace, or among the Carians of Anatolia. ... Phoebe (pronunced fee-bee) was one of the original Titans, one set of sons and daughters of Uranus and Gaia. ... Roman sculpture of the torch-bearing moon goddess Luna, or Diana Lucifera (Diana Bringer of Light), who was equated with the Greek Selene (Vatican Museums) In Greek mythology, Selene (Σελήνη, moon; Modern Greek pronunciation IPA: ) was an archaic lunar deity and the daughter of the titans Hyperion and Theia. ... Rhea (or Ria meaning she who flows) was the Titaness daughter of Uranus and of Gaia. ... In Hittite mythology, the god of the moon. ... Hindu mythology is a term used by modern scholarship for a large body of Indian literature that details the lives and times of legendary personalities, deities and divine incarnations on earth interspersed with often large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. ... In Hinduism, Anumati (divine favor) is a lunar deity and goddess of wealth, intellect, children, spirituality and prosperity. ... This article is about the Hindu moon deity. ... In Hinduism, Chandra is a lunar deity. ... An idol of Nandi in a Chennai temple The largest idol of Nandi is at the Dodda Ganeshana Gudi, Bangalore. ... In Hinduism, Prajapati is Lord of Creatures, thought to be depicted on ancient Harappan seals, sitting in yogic posture, with an erection and what appear to be bison horns. ... This article is about a Hindu incarnation of God (i. ... Nilakantha redirects here. ... This article is about the Vedic plant and ritual. ... The Hurrian moon-god. ... This article is in need of attention. ... This article is in need of attention. ... In the pre-Inca mythology of the Lake Titicaca Ka-Ata-Killa was a moon goddess. ... In Inca mythology, Mama Quilla (mother moon or golden mother) was a protective deity for married women, and was associated with the Inca calendar and festivals. ... Bold textDewi Shris biography Dewi Shri is the goddess of rice (paddy)in Bali island. ... Silawe Nazarates Biography Silawe Nazarate is the name of moon goddess of Nias Island, Indonesia. ... Inuit mythology has many similarities to the religions of other polar regions. ... In Inuit mythology, Alignak is a lunar deity and god of weather, water, tides, eclipses and earthquakes. ... In Inuit mythology, Igaluk is one of the most powerful gods of the pantheon. ... In Inuit mythology, Tarquiup Inua is a lunar deity. ... Japanese mythology is a very complex system of beliefs that embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculture-based folk religion. ... In Japanese mythology Marishi-ten is known as the goddess of heaven, goddess of light, being a Solar deity. ... Tsukiyomi (月読の命 or 月夜見の尊, Tsukiyomi no mikoto), also known as Tsukuyomi, Tsukuyomi no kami, and Tsukiyomi no mikoto, is a god of uncertain gender, but will be perceived as male kami, of the moon in Shinto and Japanese mythology for the purposes of this article. ... Latvian mythology is deeply ingrained in all aspects of Latvian culture, from traditional songs to ornamental patterns in weaving and jewelry. ... In Latvian mythology, Mēness was the god of the moon and the patron of travelers and soldiers. ... In Aboriginal mythology (specifically: Mandjindja), Kidili was an ancient moon-man who attempted to rape some of the first women on Earth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Maya mythology refers to the pre-Columbian Maya civilizations extensive polytheistic religious beliefs. ... In Maya-Quiché mythology, Ixbalanque or Xbalanque is a son of Hun-Hunahpu and Xquic, the daughter of one of the lords of the underworld. ... Ixchel or Ix Chel is the Yucatec Maya language name of the aged jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine. ... Maya mythology refers to the pre-Columbian Maya civilizations extensive polytheistic religious beliefs. ... Cover of brochure The International System of Units. ... The Navajo are a tribe of Native Americans who live in the southwestern United States. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... In Norse mythology, Brünnehilde was a shieldmaiden and a Valkyrie. ... In Norse mythology, Máni was the god of the moon and a son of Mundilfari and Glaur. ... In Polynesian mythology (Orokolo), Papare is the lunar deity. ... Madonna Oriente or Signora Oriente - The Lady of the Orient, also known as La Signora del Gioco or the Lady of the Game, was the name of the Moon goddess that was worshipped in a cult that developed in Milan towards the end of the 14th century. ... Palmyrene deities: from left to right: the lunar god Aglibôl, the supreme god Beelshamên, the sun god Malakbêl, 1st century CE, found near Bir Wereb, Wadi Miyah, Syria, Louvre Museum. ... The Pawnee are a tribe of Native Americans originally located in Nebraska, United States. ... Pah: God of the Moon. ... The beliefs and practices of the culturally and linguistically related group of ancient peoples who inhabited the Iranian Plateau and its borderlands, as well as areas of Central Asia from the Black Sea to Khotan (modern Ho-tien, China), form Persian mythology. ... MAH is the abbreviated name of a Turkish secret service which has been abolished. ... Mao was the god of the moon in Persian mythology. ... Philippine mythology, and folklore includes a collection of tales and superstitions about magical creatures and entities. ... In Tagalog mythology, Mayari is the beautiful lunar deity who was the daughter of Bathala, the king of the gods, to a mortal woman. ... The moon-goddess of the Ugarits and later of the Phoenicians. ... This article concerns how a man differs from women. ... Polynesia (meaning many islands in Greek) is a triangular grouping of Central and South Pacific Ocean island archipelagos settled by seafaring voyagers from the original heartland in Tonga and Samoa. ... In Polynesian mythology (Hervey Islands), Avatea is a lunar deity. ... In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Society Islands), Fati is the god of the moon and a son of Taonoui and Roua. ... In Polynesian mythology, Ina is a lunar deity (daughter of Kui or Vaitere) who kept an eel in a jar, but it soon grew into the eel-god, Tuna, who tried to rape her. ... Łona - is a Polish rapper (Lona (Polish rapper)) In Polynesian mythology, Lona is a lunar deity who fell in love with and married a mortal, Ai Kanaka. ... In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Hawaii), Mahina is a lunar deity, mother of Hema. ... In Polynesian mythology, Marama is a lunar deity and a goddess of death for the Maori. ... Sina can represent: Look up sina in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For definitions using the initials UL, see UL. In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Vanuatu), Ul is a lunar deity. ... In the African Pygmy mythology, the most important god of the Pygmy pantheon is Khonvoum (also Khonuum, Kmvoum, Chorum), a god of the hunt who wields a bow made from two snakes (it appears to humans as a rainbow). ... Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... Diana was the equivalent in Roman mythology of the Greek Artemis (see Roman/Greek equivalency in mythology for more details). ... Roman sculpture of the torch-bearing moon goddess Luna, or Diana Lucifera (Diana Bringer of Light), who was equated with the Greek Selene (Vatican Museums) In Greek mythology, Selene (Σελήνη, moon; Modern Greek pronunciation IPA: ) was an archaic lunar deity and the daughter of the titans Hyperion and Theia. ... Terah or Térach (תֶּרַח / תָּרַח Wanderer; loiterer, Standard Modern Hebrew Téraḥ / Táraḥ, Tiberian Hebrew Téraḥ / Tāraḥ) The person Terah was the father of Abraham mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. ... Slavic mythology and Slavic religion evolved over more than 3,000 years. ... This Slavic goddess ages during the year to reflect the different ages of women—similar in properties to the Navajo fertility deity known as Changing Woman. ... Chaldean mythology is the collective name given to Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian mythologies, although Chaldea did not comprehend the whole territory inhabited by those peoples. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Nanna is a god in Sumerian mythology, god of the moon, son of Enlil and Ninlil. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Bendis was a Thracian goddess of the hunt whom the Greeks identified with Artemis, and hence with the other two aspects of the former Minoan Triple Goddess, Hecate and Persephone. ... Ari may refer to: Name Ari is a common shortened version of the names Ariel, Arijit, Arindrajit, Arindam. ... The moon-goddess of the Ugarits and later of the Phoenicians. ... The lunar goddess of Urartu. ... The term Voodoo (Vodun in Benin; also Vodou or other phonetically equivalent spellings in Haiti; Vudu in the Dominican Republic) is applied to the branches of a West African ancestor-based religious tradition with primary roots among the Fon-Ewe peoples of West Africa, in the country now known as... In Vodun, Kalfou or Carrefour (literally crossroads) is the Petro manifestation of Papa Legba and can be quite dangerous, whereas Legba, his kinder Rada counterpart, is associated with the sun, Kalfou is regarded as a lwa of the moon. ...

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Lunar New Year in Taiwan (1651 words)
It begins on the twenty-fourth day of the twelfth lunar month, the day, it is believed, when various gods ascend to heaven to pay their respects and report on household affairs to the Jade Emperor, the supreme Taoist deity.
At the stroke of midnight, the doors are thrown wide open and people surge forward in an attempt to be the first to place their incense sticks into the censer, as another long-standing tradition states that the first person to do so will be blessed with good luck throughout the coming year.
Familiar songs and traditional music associated with Lunar New Year are broadcast through loudspeakers in department stores, many of which hold year-end sales to attract wage earners, whose pockets are weighted down by the traditional annual bonus that is always paid at this time of year.
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