Moon God. Every night he exits pursued by a wolf
The brother of SOL the Sun, he flies through the night sky in his horse-driven chariot, chased by a hateful wolf. Whenever the wolf gets too close, a lunar eclipse takes place.Here's a cute thing. MANI was pestered by a little girl called Bil and her brother Hjuki, who were messing about with his reflected image in a well. So he whisked them away and now keeps them busy putting spots on the moon and helping to roll it around. (Is it being used for some great celestial game of soccer?)
The tale of Hjuki and Bil is said to be the origin of the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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