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Picture of the Norse Moon God MANI from our Norse mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Norse Moon God

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.


Name : MANI
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Moon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 10805
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Article last updated on 08 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Mani: Norse God of the Moon." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 08 Jan. 2014. Web. 16 September 2014.

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