Sunday, August 15, 2010

Moon Lore - Gwydion O'Hara

Rating : 3.5/5
Number of Pages : 187
Format : Non Fiction Anthology
Reason for Reading : 10 10 10 Challenge

This is a collection of myths and folktales featuring the moon from around the world. They are abbreviated versions from a variety of different cultures and traditions. The book has sections on the different moons throughout the year (eg. Hare Moon, Harvest Moon) and tales that correspond. Some feature the Man in the Moon and why there are dark spots, others are the various creatures and deities linked to the moon.

It was a lovely collection and introduction to myths and legends and I will definitely be following up on some of them and tracking down the original source material. It was good to read outside the usual Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Celtic and Norse tales. There is a companion volume called Sun Lore which I am looking forward to reading this year.


Ladytink_534 said...

Oh cool! I've always thought stories about the moon were neat.