The Birth of the Moon

The Birth of the Moon and Ancient Armenian Tradition

Once a young man named Lusin (Armenian: moon; Lusin symbolized the Moon) asked his mother for a bun (the mother symbolized the Earth). The angry mother slapped him, sending him flying to the heaven. There are still traces of dough (lunar craters) on Lusin’s face. This is a striking representation of cosmic life-giving in an …

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