The lunar deity is a supernatural being associated with the moon . Lunar deities exist in various polytheistic religions and mythologies .
In Greek mythology, the moon deity was Selena and, to a lesser extent, Danae and Artemis . The main ritual bird of the moon goddesses was a spinner ( Jinx ).
In Roman mythology, the moon goddesses were the Moon and Diana . The first name was given to the Earth satellite.
Other Moon Deities
- In Germanic-Scandinavian mythology, the moon god Mani was revered.
- Sumerian moon god Nunn
- Akkad: Suan
- Assyria and Babylonia: Sin
- In Babylonian mythology, the goddess of the moon was Annitus
- Hurrites : Kushukh
- In Ugarit : Yarich
- Urartu : Shelardi
- Hittites : Armagh
- Luvia : Armagh
- Georgian moon god Giorgi , who later merged with George the Victorious
- Caucasian Albania : according to Strabo , here they worshiped the "Sun, Zeus and the Moon, especially the Moon." Strabo describes the Albanian temple of the deity of the moon and the rite of human sacrifices taking place here 
- The Arabian tribe Havkum the goddess of the moon was Kusra
- In Japanese mythology, the lunar god Tsukiyomi
- In Chinese mythology, there is the goddess Chang'e living on the moon, as well as the lunar elder , the patron saint of marriages.
- In India and Nepal, the Hindu god Chandra is worshiped.
- In Egyptian mythology : Yah ( Ancient Kingdom )  , Khonsu and Ja ( New Kingdom ), He , later the goddess Isis .
- In Eskimo mythology, the god of the moon was Igaluk
- The ancient Aztecs deities of the moon were Metzli , Tekkistekatl and Koyolshauki
- The Incas, the goddess of the moon, had the daughter of the creator god Viracochi, Mama Killa
- Solar deity
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