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Historically, Native American and other traditional names for full Moons
were used to track the seasons. Think of them as “nicknames” for the
Moon! See Full Moon names for each month of the year and their meanings.
The Full Moon Names we use in The Old Farmer’s Almanac come
from Native American tribes, Colonial Americans, or other traditional
North American names passed down through generations. (Note that each
full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which
In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.
millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes,
named the months after features they associated with the Northern
Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or
Today, we use many of these ancient month names as Full Moon names.
A common explanation is that Colonial Americans adopted many of the
Native American names and incorporated them into the modern calendar.
it seems that it is a combination of Native American, Anglo-Saxon, and
Germanic month names which gave birth to the names commonly used for the
Full Moon today.
Some years have 13 Full Moons, which makes one of them a Blue Moon,
as it doesn't quite fit in with the traditional Full Moon naming
system. However, this is not the only definition of a Blue Moon.
The name Pink Moon comes from one of the first spring flowers, Wild Ground Phlox, also known as Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata)
as they cover the ground like a pink blanket. These brightly-colored
flowers are native to North America, and they often bloom around the
time of April's Full Moon.
Other names for this Full Moon include
Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, and the Anglo-Saxon name is
Egg Moon. Hare Moon is also used for the May Full Moon.
These names all refer to the birth of spring with grass sprouting,
birds laying eggs, fish being more plentiful, hares breeding, and people
The Sealing of the 144,000
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth,
holding back the four winds of the earth so no wind could blow on the
earth, on the sea, or on any tree.
7:2 Then1 I saw another angel ascending from the east,2 who had3 the seal4 of the living God. He5 shouted out with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given permission6 to damage the earth and the sea:7
7:3 “Do not damage the earth or the sea or the trees until we have put a seal on the foreheads of the servants8 of our God.”
7:4 Now9 I heard the number of those who were marked with the seal,10 one hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed from all11 the tribes of the people of Israel:12
7:5 From the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand,
7:6 from the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand,
7:7 from the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand,
7:8 from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.
7:9 After these things I looked, and here was13 an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe,14
people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb
dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches in their hands.
7:10 They were shouting out in a loud voice,
“Salvation belongs to our God,15
to the one seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
7:11 And all the angels stood16
there in a circle around the throne and around the elders and the four
living creatures, and they threw themselves down with their faces to the
ground17 before the throne and worshiped God,
“Amen! Praise and glory,
and wisdom and thanksgiving,
and honor and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”
7:13 Then18 one of the elders asked19 me, “These dressed in long white robes – who are they and where have they come from?”
7:14 So20 I said to him, “My lord, you know the answer.”21 Then22 he said to me, “These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They23 have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb!
7:15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and they serve24 him day and night in his temple, and the one seated on the throne will shelter them.25
7:16 They will never go hungry or be thirsty again, and the sun will not beat down on them, nor any burning heat,26
7:17 because the Lamb in the middle of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”27
According to the Bible, the golden calf (עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב ‘ēggel hazāhāv) was an idol (a cult image) made by the Israelites when Moses went up to Mount Sinai. In Hebrew, the incident is known as ḥēṭ’ ha‘ēggel (חֵטְא הַעֵגֶּל) or the Sin of the Calf. It is first mentioned in Exodus 32:4.
When Moses went up into biblical Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments (Exodus 24:12-18), he left the Israelites for forty days and forty nights. The Israelites feared that he would not return and demanded that Aaron make them "gods" to go before them (Exodus 32:1). Aaron gathered up the Israelites' golden earrings and ornaments, constructed a "molten calf" and they declared: "These [be] thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt." (Exodus 32:4)
Aaron built an altar before the calf and proclaimed the next day to be a feast to the LORD. So they rose up early the next day and "offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings;
and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play."
(Exodus 32:6) God told Moses what the Israelites were up to back in
camp, that they had turned aside quickly out of the way which God
commanded them and he was going to destroy them and start a new people
from Moses. Moses besought and pleaded that they should be spared (Exodus 32:11-14), and God "repented of the evil which He said He would do unto His people."
"“Salvation belongs to our God,15
be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”"
Amun (also Amon, Ammon, Amen, Ancient Egyptian: jmn, reconstructed [jaˈmaːnuw]; Greek Ἄμμων Ámmōn, Ἅμμων Hámmōn) was a major ancient Egyptian deity who appears as a member of the Hermopolitan Ogdoad. Amun was attested from the Old Kingdom together with his wife Amaunet.
With the 11th dynasty (c. 21st century BC), Amun rose to the position of patron deity of Thebes by replacing Montu.
After the rebellion of Thebes against the Hyksos and with the rule of Ahmose I (16th century BC), Amun acquired national importance, expressed in his fusion with the Sun god, Ra, as Amun-Ra or Amun-Re.
Amun-Ra retained chief importance in the Egyptian pantheon throughout the New Kingdom (with the exception of the "Atenist heresy" under Akhenaten).
Amun-Ra in this period (16th to 11th centuries BC) held the position of transcendental, self-created creator deity "par excellence"; he was the champion of the poor or troubled and central to personal piety. His position as King of Gods developed to the point of virtual monotheism where other gods became manifestations of him. With Osiris, Amun-Ra is the most widely recorded of the Egyptian gods.
As the chief deity of the Egyptian Empire, Amun-Ra also came to be worshipped outside Egypt, according to the testimony of ancient Greek historiographers in Libya and Nubia. As Zeus Ammon, he came to be identified with Zeus in Greece.