Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

A39B. Full moon and moon sickle (.24.40.)

The full moon and the sickle of the moon are different characters.

Malaysiaâ€"Indonesia. Dayaki [male and female spirits that descended from heaven gave birth to agricultural spirits, Amei Awi and Burung Une; they married each other, had 8 children and 4 moons: the sickle, the full, the first and the fourth quarters; The Full Moon was the most beautiful; out of envy, her brother Sickle splashed hot porridge in her face, the dark spots remained]: Knappert 1999:308-309.

The Arctic. Kodiak [two girls spend the night outside to see the Month, wish it to be a husband; he goes down, carries them to heaven; one opens his eyes, falls; the other in heaven violates her husband's ban on entering at two at home; in one he sees half, a quarter and a small sickle of the moon; in the other he sees the full, almost full and slightly more than half of the moon; puts almost full to his face, can no longer take it off; since then he has been dividing husband's work (the growing month is a man, the decreasing moon is a woman)]: Golder 1903, No. 5:28-31.