Moon Names make for an interesting subject.
Known world-round by different titles throughout the centuries, the moon has always fascinated man -and consequentially been a means to project love, longing, mating, planting, harvest, fishing, spawning, and indicative of change and renewal. Man depends on his moon sister. This practicality and love affair is as ancient as antiquity beyond count.
A BLUE MOON
is when two full moons occur in a single month
. Thus, the second full moon is the one called a "Blue Moon." Conversely, the third
full moon that occurs in a season which has four full moons is another definition described as a “Blue Moon.” (Usually each season has only three full moons.) Besides a “Blue Moon,” there are many colours as seen in our atmosphere: Yellow moons, Orange Moons, Pink Moons, Red Moons… depending on where you live and the season!
There are also many names for the moon from various regions worldwide. I have chosen a handful of assorted localities and eras to share some of these names the moon has been given.
Moon names <below> are in the following sequence
Chinese ● Celtic ● Neopagan ● Anglo-Saxon Mediæval ● Colonial American
: Holiday Moon ● Quiet Moon ● Ice Moon ● Wolf Moon ● Winter Moon
: Budding Moon ● Moon of Ice ● Snow Moon ● Storm Moon ● Trapper's Moon
: Sleepy Moon ● Moon of Winds ● Death Moon ● Chaste Moon ● Fish Moon
: Peony Moon ● Growing Moon ● Awakening Moon ● Seed Moon ● Planter's Moon
: Dragon Moon ● Bright Moon ● Grass Moon ● Hare Moon ● Milk Moon
: Lotus Moon ● Moon of Horses ● Planting Moon ● Dyan Moon ● Rose Moon
: Hungry Ghost Moon ● Moon of Calming ● Rose Moon ● Mead Moon
● Summer Moon
: Harvest Moon ● Dispute Moon ● Lightening Moon ● Corn Moon
● Dog Day's Moon
: Chrysanthemum Moon ● Singing Moon ● Harvest Moon ● Barley Moon
● Harvest Moon
: Kindly Moon ● Harvest Moon ● Blood Moon ● Blood Moon ● Hunter's Moon
: White Moon ● Dark Moon ● Tree Moon ● Snow Moon ● Beaver Moon
: Bitter Moon ● Cold Moon ● Long Night Moon ● Oak Moon ● Christmas Moon