Faces of the Moon
|Articles Faces Man's Face Queen Chariot Man Reading Toad Frog Rabbit Hare Crab Monster|
Many cultures have moon myths related to images on the face of the moon. We have a select few of these images highlighted below. Click on the image to see a larger version.
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|Here's the modern
man in the moon.
Some people have trouble seeing this one.
|Depending on the
culture, this image is a man, a woman, or a queen.
You can find several outlines in the hair that suggest a woman, and Tycho forms a pendant fit for a queen. Many cultures have stories about this image.
|Is he driving a
chariot or an ox-cart?
This image is from the Middle East or Mediterranean cultures.
|Is it a man
reading, praying, or drinking? Make up your own mind.
This image may be European or American.
The Chinese say that an eclipse is caused by the frog eating the moon.
|The Crab||Here's another modern image - A monster threatening a child.|