Moon Myths: Part 1

What is the best known myth about the full moon? That it triggers a werewolf’s transformation of course. But that’s not the only moon myth out there, back in day people believed all sorts of strange things about the moon. So today we’re going to take a little break from the werewolf lore and explore some of those other moon superstitions.

  • One of the oldest moon myths is that if you stare at the moon for too long you’ll become a lunatic and every full moon thereafter will send you into fits of insanity.
  • In some ancient cultures, young girls were warned against sleeping in the moonlight, lest they become “moonstruck” and attract monsters.
  • Some believe that moonlight shining into one’s bedroom will bring bad luck. It is said that if you greet the moon with a polite curtsy or bow it will ward off the ill luck, and you may even be granted a wish.
  • Another well known belief is that witches and sorcerers will “draw down the moon” to use its power for their spells.
  • It was believed the waxing of a new moon it the best time for lovers to divine their future, the best time to begin a new journey or business venture, and the best time for farmers to plant their crops (except runner beans, which are sown at the wane). This is also the best time to hold wedding and to have a baby. That’s not all though – livestock slaughtered when the moon is waxing is said to give better meat.
  • Bowing to the new moon and turning over silver coins in your pocket was believed to double the amount of money by the end of the next cycle.
  • If in company, the first person to see the new moon should kiss one of their companions right away, for if they do so they may expect a gift in the near future. But! The new moon should not be seen for the first time through glass (eye glasses are ok) or through the branches of a tree – for this is a bad omen. The best way to see it is in the open air via a glance over the right shoulder (in which case a wish may be made).
  • Pointing at the moon was believed to insult the man in the moon, and if you did point you would be banned from heaven.
  • To see visions of your future lover, say this to the first full moon of the year, “All hail to thee, moon, all hail to thee, I prithee kind moon, reveal to me, Him/Her who is my life partner to be.” If all goes well you will see your future love in your dreams.

Believe it or not dear readers, but those are only a few of the moon myths out there. There are WAY more, but I’ll save them for next time.

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  1. Seems like some of those stem from pagan worship. O_O

    Anyway, interesting how there’s so much superstition surrounding the moon, and how we’ve been there and found that there’s not much besides rock, ice, and few other things.

  2. wow i am scarded to point at the moon now i dont want to be baned from heaven.i also dont want to sleep in the moon light cause ill atrack monsters!!!

  3. I’m like the only one around here that actually believe in a lot of this stuff and I know that the Moon has some very strange affects on people, like you notice, on the nights of full moons people generally have a bad day or they cant drive as well as they normally do, or the fact that they constantly have the urge to look up or constantly observe their surroundings, some people, on full moons, like to stay outside most of the night, as a comfort zone, I mean the moon holds a lot more power then people realize. The moon has become a little bit of an obsession of mine, I love it, I draw it, I wear it, I try to do things associated with the moon like the tattoo I’m about to get. Its beautiful.. :)

    1. Wow that’s awesome. Ya I have noticed how the moon affects me, and I also understand that it can make people more animalistic in a way depending on their nature. I personally feel as if it gives me strength and boosts my physical attributes such as speed and stamina.

      1. actually one of the myths just happened to me remember you said that if you the first full moon of the year? I didn’t actually see my true love but in my dream ONE OF THEM REALLY HAPPENED!but I didn’t say “to the first full moon of the year”

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  5. By the way there are ways for you to control your werewolf form the 3 main ways to control it are discipline,meditation and martial arts practice according to my research on the way to control it off google I typed in “the ways to control the werewolf within you” just liked off the werewolf movie “Cursed” there are ways for you to control it no lie I promise so do what I did do research on it and werewolves cannot always be burned by silver by touching it ok I did research on that too like silver bullet,knife,sword or even silver nitrate in a silver bullet can kill you but not by touching it like off the movie “underworld” so don’t be afraid of being a werewolf there are ways for you to control it like I said before just do discipline or martial arts practice or even meditation and it will be controlled all right I really did research on it seriously.

  6. i bealive in all this stuff.some people say that if you stare at the moon sooo long you will become into a wrewolf

  7. Jacobkilledward1
    how do you know that werewolfs don’t exist , give me proof if so , it may be A myth , but i will always believe in it untill its proven , that werewolfs do not exist , how can you be calling us all idiots look at ur self ur trying to be all smart but u ein’t smart by caling other people idiots oh and if you werewolfs bullshit why the hell visit this site 4 huh? don’t visit this site if you think its not real.

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