This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Lunar deity

ˈluːnə ˈdeɪɪti

noun | Astroanthropology

a product of moon worship, a type of celestial deity associated with the Moon, or another moon.

Derivatives and alternative phrases

  • Moon deity

Origin and etymology

  • in Astronist theory, the concept of lunar deities is believed to only have emerged in the Neolithic period at the latest, but this form of astronomical religion gained widespread popularity thereafter in ancient times in the civilisations of Babylonia, Ancient Egypt and pre-dynastic and early dynastic China.