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The Man in the Moon; Mani, Eostre and the Hare

The “man in the moon” is a common folklore myth of the Germanic nations situated along the North Sea coast. In Dutch this man in the moon is called “maanmannetje”. His shape is supposed to appear in the moon itself when one’s eye is sharp enough to spot it. This “man of the moon” is supposedly a fragment of a biblical story surviving in folklore, though we as Europeans know that everything in folklore is in fact based on the old religions of our ancestors and not on the Biblical tales of the Christians, as much as the Christians love to claim that their religion is in fact a very European one.… [Click for full article]