FAIRY TALE - THE BURIED MOON
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The Buried moon is a weird fairy tale. It was published by Joseph Jacobs in the book “More English Fairy tales” and goes a little something like this :
Once upon a time, the moon grows concerned as she hears rumors of terrible creatures that roam the nights when her light is not present. Struck with the worse idea to have ever been had by a magical celestial being, she decides to cover her opalescent hair and go check it out. She sees a man being chased by said horrible creatures and saves him, only to be attacked herself and tossed in an unmarked grave guarded by a will-o-wisp. The horrible creatures party for months in the dark, dark night. The man she saved ends up going back for her and freeing her, and the night is safe once again.
It’s a bit of strange fairy tale, and kinda ties in with pagan rituals of moon worship. The Webcomic “No rest for the Wicked" (unfortunately on hiatus) uses this fairy tale as the basis of the plot. à
My version : I always felt bad for the moon, buried because she saved someone. So, in my versions, I always imagined moles and bugs would feel sad for her too and go hang with her, eventually being turned into Selenites (moon-beings) due to prolonged exposition to her powers. So I drew the moon waiting in the ground with the Selenites.