Creation of the Moon and Easter

Supermoon NASA/JPL-CaltechCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Today's Supermoon has important significance because it makes the Full Moon look slightly larger and brighter than usual and a Full Moon was a good sign in the Dogon religion. This was in comparison to a New Moon, called olo "dark", which was "the time of troubles and death."

According to the Dogon, the New Moon appeared in the sky at the same time that we lost our second Sun, which created a devastation in space and on Earth. Our Sun is unusual in the Universe in that it is alone as most stars do occur in multiple or binary systems.Dorey, The Rose p. 335

A Full Moon was considered beneficial because at that time the Moon reflected sunlight, which to the Dogon mimicked the appearance of a second Sun. Dual Suns symbolized the Nummo and immortality, where as a New Moon symbolized humans and mortality.Dorey, The Rose p. 311

Ancient Mexicans also believed that the Moon appeared at the same time that we lost our second Sun.

Two gods, Tecuciztecatl and Nanahuatzin threw themselves into the fires of creation and turned into two Suns. But the gods who had assembled for this great event threw a rabbit into the face of Tecuciztecatl, thus dimming his brilliance so he became the Moon. …Along with many other indigenous Americans, the Maya believed the rabbit's profile could be seen on the surface of the full Moon.Dorey, The Rose pp. 107-108

White Hare and DragonBy An artist from the Qing emperors' court - An 18th-century embroidered Chinese emperor's robe. Reproduced in: Anthony Christie, "Chinese Mythology", 1983, p. 63,, Public Domain,

The Chinese believed that a white rabbit or hare lived on the Moon as is shown on this 18th century embroidery of a Qing Emperor's robe. It depicts a Chinese dragon and a medallion above showing the white hare on the Moon at the foot of a cassia tree making the elixir of immortality.

"Han Dynasty poets called the hare on the Moon the 'Jade Hare' or the 'Gold Hare', and these phrases were used often in place of the word for the Moon. A famous poet of Tang China, Li Bai, relates how "The rabbit in the moon pounds the medicine in vain" in his poem, "The Old Dust".

These references are interesting since in my research I associate the Chinese dragon with the Nummo. I believe that the dragon on this embroidery symbolizes the Sun just as the Nummo did in the Dogon religion. Dorey, The Rose p. 284

The events that happened in space were the result of an experiment that had gone terribly wrong. This caused humans to not only lose their second Sun but their immortality.

In the Dogon religion, the rabbit mask was associated with these events. I believe that the importance of the rabbit with the Moon and our lost Sun is how the rabbit originally became associated with Easter.

Old English Eostre continues into modern English as Easter and derives from Proto-Germanic *austron meaning 'dawn', itself a descendent of the Proto-Indo-European root *aus-, meaning 'to shine'. Theories, which connect Eostre with Germanic Easter customs, including hares and eggs, are probably accurate.Dorey, The Rose p. 377

These Easter celebrations were likely about the return of our second Sun. In the Dogon religion, the Full Moon was a celebration associated with the Mistress of Speech, who had a human upper body and a fish-tailed lower body. Like Jesus in Christianity, the Mistress of Speech was the sacrificial figure in the Dogon religion.Dorey, The Rose p. 271

According to NASA, when the Moon orbits the Earth, it goes through phases, which are determined by its position relative to the Earth and the Sun. When the Moon lines up on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, we see a Full Moon. When the Moon and Sun are lined up on the same side of the Earth, we have a New Moon. The farthest point in the Moon's ellipse is called the apogee, and its closest point is the perigee.

For more information on these things refer to The Rose.