Talk:List of lunar deities
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Table instead of a list
I propose a table instead of a list, it looks much better and is much easier to look through. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_deity#List_of_death_deities is an excellent example of what I mean. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:28, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
MOON GOD CULT
-- The pre-Islamic pagan moon god was called Sin or Nanna. The list in this page includes Allah as moon god in Arabian mythology but the Arabian mythology article defines Allah as
In pre-Islamic Arabia, Allah was used by Meccans as a reference to a creator god, possibly a supreme deity. Allah was considered the creator of the world and the giver of rain, but in contrast to Islam, Allah was not considered the sole divinity.
I propose the entry be removed.
Also there seems to be too little references to importance of the lunar diety in Hindu Mythology, especially since this mythology (unlike most given in the list) has not been discarded but continues to evolve.  The name Soma has not been included nor the importance the diety occupies even in current time mentioned. For instance, the first day of the week , Monday, is named after him, Somavaram or Somvar in Sanskrit and various Indian languages. Moreover, in popular art and belief, the iconographical attributes of the Hindu God Shiva includes cresent on his head for which he is also referred to as Chandrasekhara. There are plenty of instances indicating the lunar diety's importance but without going into detail, I propose the following names be added.
I have removed Elom (yes, a red link) from the list, as there are no accessory deities in Judaism, which is strictly monotheistic. Elom might have been a demon, but certainly not a deity. JFW | T@lk 09:30, 10 Jun 2004 (UTC)
From the main Judaism entry: "Although monotheism is fundamental to Rabbinic Judaism, according to many critical Bible scholars the Torah often implies that the early Israelites accepted the existence of other gods." Seems like there may be at least some validity to listing Elom. -- CDH
running list of moon gods
- Well, since the list in this article contains additional information (e.g. gender and origin) in a single list, it should stay. But it should be at least consistent with the category. There are some lunar deities missing, for example "Ay Dede" from the Turkic Mythology. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:29, 14 September 2013 (UTC)