How Did We Miss This
The moon. Of the two celestial bodies most visible from earth, it is the lesser. Its light is a pale reflection. It stands watch over the night when most people and domestic animals are asleep. Is it any wonder that, when personified, the moon is often depicted as sad and lonely?
Truly Older Than Dirt
, this has been in myths for as long as humans have told stories.
- The story of Selene from Greek myth, the moon goddess who falls in love with a mortal and ensures he stas asleep forever so she can love him without him ever nowing it's not just a dream.
- In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Silver Fox recounts a (possible made up) story about "why the moon is lonely."
- In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka's first girlfriend turned into the moon. That's rough, buddy.
- Her crushing loneliness was the catalyst for Princess Luna's Face-Heel Turn in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.