Talk:List of lunar deities

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Table instead of a list[edit]


I propose a table instead of a list, it looks much better and is much easier to look through. is an excellent example of what I mean. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:28, 17 November 2010 (UTC)


Isn't Allah diety,Pagan moon god of ancient arabia? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:13, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

-- The pre-Islamic pagan moon god was called Sin or Nanna. The list in this page includes Allah as moon god in Arabian mythology but the Arabian mythology article defines Allah as

In pre-Islamic Arabia, Allah was used by Meccans as a reference to a creator god, possibly a supreme deity. Allah was considered the creator of the world and the giver of rain, but in contrast to Islam, Allah was not considered the sole divinity.

I propose the entry be removed.

Also there seems to be too little references to importance of the lunar diety in Hindu Mythology, especially since this mythology (unlike most given in the list) has not been discarded but continues to evolve. [1] The name Soma has not been included nor the importance the diety occupies even in current time mentioned. For instance, the first day of the week , Monday, is named after him, Somavaram or Somvar in Sanskrit and various Indian languages. Moreover, in popular art and belief, the iconographical attributes of the Hindu God Shiva includes cresent on his head for which he is also referred to as Chandrasekhara. There are plenty of instances indicating the lunar diety's importance but without going into detail, I propose the following names be added.

  • Soma
  • Indu
  • Rajanipati

Danishctc (talk) 22:19, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

I have removed Elom (yes, a red link) from the list, as there are no accessory deities in Judaism, which is strictly monotheistic. Elom might have been a demon, but certainly not a deity. JFW | T@lk 09:30, 10 Jun 2004 (UTC)

From the main Judaism entry: "Although monotheism is fundamental to Rabbinic Judaism, according to many critical Bible scholars the Torah often implies that the early Israelites accepted the existence of other gods." Seems like there may be at least some validity to listing Elom. -- CDH


I propose that the article Moon in mythology be merged into this article. It seems to me to be about the same topic. Neelmack (talk) 20:23, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

running list of moon gods[edit]

Does there need to be a running list of moon gods here when there is also [[2]]? Wickedjacob (talk) 07:46, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Well, since the list in this article contains additional information (e.g. gender and origin) in a single list, it should stay. But it should be at least consistent with the category. There are some lunar deities missing, for example "Ay Dede" from the Turkic Mythology. -- (talk) 12:29, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

ideas for future edits/gods to add[edit]

Set needs to be added to the Africa table with his information and source from the "Moon in religion and mythology" paragraphs (and can possibly then be taken out of that section). There is a separate myth found in Set (deity) involving the moon as Horus' left eye, which he then loses or Set takes, and then Thoth or another deity heals or returns the eye, which is interesting and should be added as info for Set and Thoth. Also any missing gods under Proto-Indo-European_mythology#Sun_and_Moon should be added with their mythologies; the recurring mythology from Dexter (1984) about the moon god marrying the daughter of the sun goddess is very interesting and will pop up in the info for these figures. The theorized Proto-Indo-European *Meh₁not should added, or at least named in the sentence in the introductory "Moon in religion and mythology" section which discusses that this diety is male - but I need to figure out which source under the Proto-Indo-European mythology wiki page is the source for the term "*Meh₁not" and read more about that first. Livin270 (talk) 15:34, 22 May 2021 (UTC)