Moon Gods and Goddesses
To those of us in the West, the most familiar deities of the moon are female -- moon goddesses. Our word lunar, as in the lunar cycle of full, crescent, and new moons, comes from the feminine Latin Luna. This seems natural because of the association of the lunar month and the female menstrual cycle, but not all societies envision the moon as a woman. Here are some of the moon gods and moon goddesses of major ancient religions.
In Greek mythology, the sun god was originally Helios (whence words like heliocentric for our sun-centered solar system) and the moon goddess Selene, but over time, this changed. Artemis and Selene, just like Apollo and Helios, came to be associated. Apollo became a sun god and Artemis became the goddess of the moon.
Coyolxauhqui means "Golden Bells." Coyolxauhqui is the sister of the Sun god, Huitzilopochtli.
Heng-O was the mother of the 12 moons and 10 suns.
5. Ix Chel
Lady Rainbow was a Maya old woman moon goddess.
Amen's consort was Mut. Together they had a son, Khons the moon god.
Nationality: African, Dahomey
Also spelled Maou. Female.
8. Selene or Luna
Luna in Latin.
Actually, moon Titan (Titaness) daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Thea. Selene is the sister of the sun god Helios.
A moon god in India.
A Shinto moon god.
Yarikh or Yarih was the lover of Nikkal - a Sumerian sun goddess.