Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a Joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
The word for moon in classical Greek was selene, named after the Titan goddess of the moon and probably derived, originally, from the word selas, meaning 'brightness'.
In modern Greek, the word for moon is fengari, 'the thing that gleams' as immortalised in Harry Belafonte's recording of George Petsilas' song, Fengari Moo (My Moon).
Images: Brian Sibley © 2009 unloaded by flickr.