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The Athenian Calendar
Articleby Christopher Planeaux

The Athenian Calendar

The term “Athenian Calendar” (also called the “Attic Calendar”) has become somewhat of a misnomer, since Ancient Athenians never really used just one method to reckon the passage of time. Athenians, especially from the 3rd Century BCE forward...
Nanna
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Nanna

Nanna (also known as Nannar, Nanna-Suen, Sin, Asimbabbar, Namrasit, Inbu) is the Mesopotamian god of the moon and wisdom. He is one of the oldest gods in the Mesopotamian pantheon and is first mentioned at the very dawn of writing in the...
The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya

The pantheon of the Maya is a vast collection of deities who were worshipped throughout the region which, today, comprises Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador...
Most Popular Gods & Goddesses of Ancient China
Articleby Emily Mark

Most Popular Gods & Goddesses of Ancient China

There were over 200 gods and goddesses worshipped throughout ancient China, but if one were to count every deity or spirit, the number would be over 1,000. Each town, village, city, field, farm, and sometimes even separate plot in a graveyard...
Bust of Mên, the Moon God of Anatolia
Imageby Carole Raddato

Bust of Mên, the Moon God of Anatolia

Bust of Mên, the Moon God worshipped in the western interior parts of Anatolia. He wears the Phrygian cap and the crescent moon seem to emerge from his shoulders. Roman period (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara).
God Creating the Sun, Moon & Planets, Sistine Chapel
Imageby Michelangelo

God Creating the Sun, Moon & Planets, Sistine Chapel

A panel from ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, Rome. The panel shows God creating the Sun, Moon and planets. The ceiling was created between 1508 and 1512 CE by the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo (1475-1564 CE) and shows...
Chang'e Flees to the Moon
Imageby The Trustees of the British Museum

Chang'e Flees to the Moon

Colour woodblock print by Yoshitoshi from 19th century CE Japan, showing the Chinese woman Chang'e journeying to the moon, where she becomes the deity Xi Wang Mu, the "Queen Mother of the West".
Temple of the Moon, Teotihuacan
Imageby Alejandro Ocaña

Temple of the Moon, Teotihuacan

The Temple of the Moon at Teotihuacan, Mexico, c. 150 CE.
Blood Moon with Wolf
Imageby Kalvicio de las Nieves

Blood Moon with Wolf

Red moon with a wolf.
The Moon
Imageby Frode Steen

The Moon

The full Moon.