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Mani - Norse Moon God

In Norse mythology the gods banish Mani and his sister Sol to the heavens because their father was so arrogant as to name them “moon” and “sun.” There, they guide their namesake orbs across the sky, counting the years for humankind.

One story says that wolves pursue Mani and Sol through the heavens. In another tale, Mani’s children, whom he took from the earth while they were collecting well water, follow him in the darkness. Still today, some Norwegians see in the craters on the moon the shapes of two people carrying a pail of water on a pole.

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