As the moon circles the Earth, the shape of the moon appears to change; this is because different amounts of the illuminated part of the moon are facing us. The shape varies from a full moon (when the Earth is between the sun and the moon) to a new moon (when the moon is between the sun and the Earth). In mythology the moon is often female, a goddess who may be paired with a sun god. The Incas of South America told of a brother and sister, the moon
maiden and the sun man, who were the ancestors of the royal Incas. In the Mayan writing system, a symbol showing the moon goddess seated inside the moon was used before the names of noble women. The Greeks associated the moon with the goddess Artemis*, sister of Apollo. They also called it Hecate, Cynthia, and Selene. The Latin name for the moon was Luna. Native American names for the moon include the Old Woman Who Never Dies and the Eternal One.
The Titan goddess of the moon. Daughter of Hyperion and Thia.
The god of the moon and a son of Mundilfari and Glaur.
Goddess of fertility and motherhood. She was the daughter of Keb and Nut.
Deity of the sea and motherhood. She is the mother of mankind, and patroness of sailors.
Distance from the earth:
216,237 miles (348,000 km
Time of circulation:
Period of rotation:
1,080 miles (1,738 km)
A - 440,00 Hz
A - 440,00 Hz
Tarot de Marseilles:
Images and symbols:
A king, is riding on a doe. He is armed with a bow and arrow. He wears a silver dress. Beside him is a huntress, a goose and a little boy. The boy sits on a cow.