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When I was a little girl, the moon was a mystical, magical place. It was something we gazed at and dreamed dreams of going there and beyond, particularly when the moon was full, with just a hint of cloud cover.

Yeah, I’m that old.

I can remember watching the first moon landing. And possibly still secretly hoping for some moon people to pop up and say, “howdy.”

Sigh.

© Deyan Georgiev / Dollar Photo Club
© Deyan Georgiev / Dollar Photo Club

When I look back I have to smile a little at that innocent girl. So I thought it might be fun to share some wacky notions about the moon that people used to have (or possibly still have):

  1. The moon is made of cheese. (Okay, no one really believed it, but there were a LOT of cartoons featuring a cheesy moon.)
  2. We never really went to the moon.
  3. Moon inhabitants live on the dark side of the moon. That’s why we can’t see them. (Because they would choose to live on the dark side.)
  4. The moon is hollow and/or a spacecraft.
  5. The moon controls fertility.
  6. The full moon brings out the werewolf. (Actually some people still believe this…)
  7. Full moons make you crazy. (If that is true, then you should approach this blog tour with care. Unless you WANT to be crazy, in which case you should just dive in and feel the crazy full moon love.)
  8. In Specters in the Storm, my novella in the Edge of Never boxed set, the sight of the moon, it’s light brings hope after a long, very challenging night.

There are some other good reasons to take the tour, other than the intriguing possibility of catching moon madness, I mean. And here they are:

image of prizes for tour

And where do you find this tour, you ask? Click here to enter!

Happy Full Moon!
Perilously yours,
Pauline

7 Moon Myths and Old Beliefs

13 thoughts on “7 Moon Myths and Old Beliefs

  • October 29, 2015 at 4:31 am
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    My favourite new myth about the Moon is from Doctor Who, where it hatched into a giant, beautiful space butterfly-like creature.

  • October 27, 2015 at 10:40 am
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    As to #7 – the Moon bringing out the crazies — that concept is why the words Lunacy, Lunatic, Mooncalf, etc. were born!

  • October 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm
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    I was on a school trip to Paris when man landed on the moon. We stood outside a big department store watching it. I’m a cancer and we are ruled by the moon

    • October 25, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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      Thanks! Seems like Woody Woodpecker was always eating chunks of the moon. And let’s honor Wallace and Gromit for doing it in this century. lol

  • October 25, 2015 at 8:33 am
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    I once saw a very convincing TV show ‘proving’ the moon landing occurred on Earth. However, the pictures could have been doctored for the program far easier than the possibility that the government secretly created the scenes in the desert at night.

    So I choose to believe the pictures were taken on the moon, but I have to admit, the lack of dust on the landing feet still bothers me.

    • October 25, 2015 at 9:47 am
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      Did you ever see Capricorn One? I’m sure that movie didn’t help. For me, I can’t imagine the astronauts would participate in a fraud. And it would have had to continue through all the crews. But there are definitely things we have to take on trust. Thanks for stopping by!

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