Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Snow Moon ~ Wolf Moon

The Full Moon in February was know as the Snow Moon to the Algonquins and other First Nation tribes of the North and East of America, since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month. Other tribes also referred to this Moon as the Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.To the Old English it was known as the Wolf Moon. This is likely to be for the very same reasons that the Algonquin Indians had given the moon the same name in January instead. 
Perhaps the large herds of deer that roamed the length of the British Isles sustained the wolves for longer than their North American cousins.

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