Greek and Roman philosophers together with tribes around the world have studied the moon and created the most amazing myths and beliefs.
Each one a beautiful saga.
Scientists through the ages have also studied and learnt much about the influence between moon and earth.
To even touch upon these wonderful myths would be impossible in one blog – besides my knowledge is not deep enough. You will however find
a picture of a Goddess of the moon and reference to the myth that the moon is created from a part that was once torn away from Earth. By Mercury in one story – by an asteroid in another.
I do like that, quite romantic.
One thing is certain, the moon has through the ages enchanted mankind
and has played a big part in planning daily life. How many of us can
deny feeling the awe and romantic attraction whilst watching the moon? Be it full, waning or vexing.
Even the historic event of the first man standing on the surface of the moon has not changed this mystique.
So here I give you THE MOON.
Full and bright,
enchanting and serene
she draws us in.
Exercising her magical allure.
Lovers watch the moon
On a starlit night,
silvery streak across the sea;
Respond to her bewitching pull,
the power drawing them close.
To forces of the moon,
The sea will rise and fall,
twice a day, well tuned.
Mystery and marvel on display.
Once torn apart from One,
Is it a longing
between Earth and Moon;
To again be whole?
Love affair of magnitude,
© miriam ivarson