Mythology & Religion


Goddess Chang’e and Yutu the Rabbit


Apollo 11 Transcript (Full Version)

095:17:28 Ron Evans: Among the large headlines concerning Apollo this morning, is one asking that you watch for a lovely girl with a big rabbit. An ancient legend says a beautiful Chinese girl called Chang-O has been living there for 4,000 years. It seems she was banished to the Moon because she stole the pill of immortality from her husband. You might also look for her companion, a large Chinese rabbit, who is easy to spot since he is always standing on his hind feet in the shade of a cinnamon tree. The name of the rabbit is not reported.

095:18:15 Michael Collins: Okay. We'll keep a close eye out for the bunny girl.

095:18:19 Ron Evans: Roger.


Chang'e 3 lander (image from CNSA)

Yutu rover (image from CNSA)


God Chandra


Chandrayaan-2 (image from ISRO)

God Vishnu (Soma)


Four Vedas Quotes

“The Seven Rivers bear his glory far and wide, and heaven and sky and earth display his comely form. The Sun and Moon in change alternate run their course, that we, O Indra, may behold and may have faith.“—Hymn CII. Indra:2 (Rig Veda)

“They in the synod where the Gods rejoice them, where they are seated in Vivasvan's dwelling, Have given the Moon his beams, the Sun his splendour−the Two unweariedly maintain their brightness.“—Hymn XII. Agni:7 (Rig Veda—Book the Fifth)

“To Narasamsa and to Pusan I sing forth, unconcealable Agni kindied by the Gods. To Sun and Moon, two Moons, to Yama in the heaven, to Trita, Vata, Dawn, Night, and the Atvins Twain.“—Hymn LXIV. Visvedevas:3 (Rig Veda—Book the Fifth)

The Moon was gendered from his mind, and from his eye the Sun had birth; Indra and Agni from his mouth were born, and Vayu from his breath.“—Hymn XC. Purusa:13 (Rig Veda—Book the Fifth)

“Dhatar, the great Creator, then formed in due order Sun and Moon. He formed in order Heaven and Earth, the regions of the air, and light.“—Hymn CXC. Creation:3 (Rig Veda—Book the Fifth)

The moon deprives him of offspring and cattle, and makes his enemy wax great on whose sacrifice when offered it rises in the east.”—ii. 5. 5 (Yajur Veda—Kanda II, Prapathaka V)

“The sun moveth alone. The moon is born again. Fire is the remedy for the cold. Earth is the great enveloper.“—vii. 4. 18 (Yajur Veda—Kanda VII, Prapathaka IV)

“Then straight they recognized the mystic name of the creative Steer, There in the mansion of the Moon.“—Chapter 2, Decade I:Indra and others (Hymns of Sama Veda—First Part, Book II)


Princess Kaguya


SELENE “Kaguya” Spacecraft (image from JAXA)


Goddess Selene



Goddess Luna



God Tecciztecatl



Poya Holiday



Quran Quotes

“It is He Who breaks the dawn. And He made the night for rest, and the sun and the moon for calculation. Such is the disposition of the Almighty, the All-Knowing.“—6:96

“Your Lord is God; He who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then established Himself on the Throne. The night overtakes the day, as it pursues it persistently; and the sun, and the moon, and the stars are subservient by His command. His is the creation, and His is the command. Blessed is God, Lord of all beings.“—7:54

“When Joseph said to his father, "O my father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun, and the moon; I saw them bowing down to me."—12:4

“God is He who raised the heavens without pillars that you can see, and then settled on the Throne. And He regulated the sun and the moon, each running for a specified period. He manages all affairs, and He explains the signs, that you may be certain of the meeting with your Lord.“—13:2

“And He committed the sun and the moon to your service, both continuously pursuing their courses, and He committed the night and the day to your service.“—14:33

“And He regulated for you the night and the day; and the sun, and the moon, and the stars are disposed by His command. Surely in that are signs for people who ponder.“—16:12

“It is He who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in an orbit.“—21:33

“Blessed is He who placed constellations in the sky, and placed in it a lamp, and an illuminating moon.“—25:61

“And the moon: We have disposed it in phases, until it returns like the old twig. The sun is not to overtake the moon, nor is the night to outpace the day. Each floats in an orbit.“—36:39-40

“And of His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not bow down to the sun, nor to the moon, but bow down to God, Who created them both, if it is Him that you serve.“—41:37

“The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has split.“—54:1

“And He set the moon in their midst for light, and He made the sun a lamp.“—71:16

“And the sun and the moon are joined together.“—75:9

Prophet Muhammad Splitting of the Moon



Bible Quotes

“Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”—Genesis 37:92

“And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.“—Deuteronomy 4:19

“Contrary to my command has worshiped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars in the sky,“—Deuteronomy 17:3

“So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.“—Joshua 10:13

“‘Why go to him today?’ he asked. ‘It's not the New Moon or the Sabbath.’ ‘That's all right,’ she said.“—2 Kings 4:23

“May he endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. In his days may the righteous flourish and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.“—Psalm 72:5-7

The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders—with great glory.“—Isaiah 24:23

The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.“—Isaiah 30:26

“The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.“—Joel 2:31

“Sun and moon stood still in the heavens at the glint of your flying arrows, at the lightning of your flashing spear.“—Habakkuk 3:11

“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.“—Revelation 12:1

Book of Mormon Quotes

“In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments, and cauls, and round tires like the moon”—2 Nephi 13:18

“For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine“—2 Nephi 23:10

“But behold, as I said unto you concerning another sign, a sign of his death, behold, in that day that he shall suffer death the sun shall be darkened and refuse to give his light unto you; and also the moon and the stars; and there shall be no light upon the face of this land, even from the time that he shall suffer death, for the space of three days, to the time that he shall rise again from the dead“—Helaman 14:20

“And there was not any light seen, neither fire, nor glimmer, neither the sun, nor the moon, nor the stars, for so great were the mists of darkness which were upon the face of the land”—3 Nephi 8:22

Holy Communion on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin

Blood Moon Prophecy


Thessalian Trick




*Thank you to Kirby Runyon for suggesting including the story about Buzz Aldrin taking Holy Communion on the Moon