Thursday, January 03, 2008

"January Moon Names"

Keith's Moon Page has a list of Full Moon Names that include: Native American, Chinese, New Guinean Colonial American, English Medieval and Neo-Pagan. Sadly, he lists the full moon names by months, when we know most of the cultures did not date them that way. The Crystal Forest monthly moon name suffers from the same dating problem. I still love to see all of the different names together.

Both sites list the "Chinese Name" for the January moon as: Holiday Moon

English Medieval: Wolf Moon
Celtic: Quite Moon
New Guinea: Rainbow Fish Moon
Colonial American: Winter Moon
Native American (Cherokee): Cold Moon
Native American (Choctaw): Cooking Moon
Native American (Dakotah Sioux): Moon of the Terrible
Neo Pagan: Ice Moon
Hindu: Paush Poornima
unknown: Moon After Yule

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