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OnceUponATime in the bogs of England, the Moon rules the night sky, but the nights she does not shine, monsters and other evil things roam and it is too dangerous to go outside. When the Moon learns about this, she wants to see it for herself. However, while on earth, she falls into a pool and gets trapped there by a snag. As she tugs at the root, her cloak falls off her head and her light illumines the forest, scaring away the monsters and helping a lost traveler find his way. As she struggles, the she puts the hood back on, thus empowering the monsters. They find her and bury her alive.

For months, the moon remains trapped there, and the evil things dominate the night. The people of the marsh grow afraid and concerned as they speculate where the Moon could be. The man from before realizes that his strange incident in the woods ''was'' the Moon. After seeking counsel from the Wise Woman, the villagers head into the wilderness and rescue the Moon. She returns to her proper place in the sky, and all the monsters have fled from the bogs.

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OnceUponATime in the bogs of England, the Moon rules the night sky, but the nights she does not shine, monsters and other evil things roam and it is too dangerous to go outside. When the Moon learns about this, she wants to see it for herself. However, while on earth, she falls into a pool and gets trapped there by a snag. As she tugs at the root, her cloak falls off her head and her light illumines the forest, scaring away the monsters and helping a lost traveler find his way. As she struggles, the she puts the hood back on, thus empowering the monsters. They find her and bury her alive.

For months, the moon Moon remains trapped there, and the evil things dominate the night. The people of the marsh grow afraid and concerned as they speculate where the Moon could be. The man from before realizes that his strange incident in the woods ''was'' the Moon. After seeking counsel from the Wise Woman, the villagers head into the wilderness and rescue the Moon. She returns to her proper place in the sky, and all the monsters have fled flee from the bogs.

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"[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/jacobs/moreenglish/buriedmoon.html The Buried Moon]]" is an English FairyTale collected by Creator/JosephJacobs.

OnceUponATime in the bogs of England, the Moon rules the night sky, but the nights she does not shine, monsters and other evil things roam and it is too dangerous to go outside. When the Moon learns about this, she wants to see it for herself. However, while on earth, she falls into a pool and gets trapped there by a snag. As she tugs at the root, her cloak falls off her head and her light illumines the forest, scaring away the monsters and helping a lost traveler find his way. As she struggles, the she puts the hood back on, thus empowering the monsters. They find her and bury her alive.

For months, the moon remains trapped there, and the evil things dominate the night. The people of the marsh grow afraid and concerned as they speculate where the Moon could be. The man from before realizes that his strange incident in the woods ''was'' the Moon. After seeking counsel from the Wise Woman, the villagers head into the wilderness and rescue the Moon. She returns to her proper place in the sky, and all the monsters have fled from the bogs.

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!! "The Buried Moon" includes examples of:
* AndroclesLion: Inverted. The Moon saves the lost traveler, and then he saves her.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The protagonist is the Moon.
* BuriedAlive: The Moon's circumstances for much of the tale.
* DarkIsEvil: Hence the importance of the Moon to overpower it.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The Moon is described like this. She also takes it a step further as her hair is also the rays of moonlight.
* InTheHood: The Moon explores the human world in a dark cloak. The hood covers her golden hair, thus covering her light and empowering the monsters.
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