Luna was a strange girl, she was pretty mad
When we felt sorry for ourselves she’d say it’s not so bad
Even the galaxies weep for the suns and the stars they’ll never be
We all laughed but we also felt quite sad
Luna by British Sea Power, extract from Valhalla Dancehall
The August full moon has many names, in Colonial America it’s the Dog Day’s Moon, in China its the Harvest Moon, Native American Indian’s (Cherokee) called it the Fruit Moon (Choctaw) called it Women’s Moon and (Dakota Sioux) said its was the ‘Moon When All Things Ripen‘. The English Celtic name is the Dispute Moon, whereas Medieval England named it the Corn Moon, but Neo Pagan named it the best for me the Lightening Moon.