Full wolf moon

The very first full moon of the year is known in manycultures as the Full Wolf Moon, which is appropriate given the deep, ancientties between wolves and January’s full moon. For instance, the Gaelic word forJanuary, Faoilleach, comes from the term for wolves, faol-chù, even thoughwolves haven’t existed in Scotland for centuries.


The Saxon word for January is Wulf-monath, or Wolf Month.Meanwhile, the festival of the Japanese wolf god, Ooguchi Magami, is held inJanuary. The Seneca tribe links the wolf so strongly to the moon, they believethat a wolf gave birth to the moon by singing it into the sky.