Full Moons and Their Ancient Names

C.C., Staff Writer


Full moons and their meanings aren’t a known fact by everybody, and its actually fascinating to know the name of each moon of each month. Starting with the first month of January, it’s called the wolf moon and it is named after the howling wolves that people used to hear in ancient times, the name is mostly associated with the native american culture, but others have claimed it to have Angle-Saxon origins. In Anglo-Saxon culture the moon was also called that after Yule, the time they’d celebrate Winter Solstice around December 22. Now the second month is February and its full moon is called the Snow Moon, named after snowy conditions in the higher altitudes. North American (some, not all) tribes named it the Hunger Moon due to not finding enough food during mid-winter, others names are Storm moon and Chaste Moon.