Bil and Hjuki

Bil and Hjuki In Norse mythology, the waxing and the waning moon. The Prose Edda says, “One day he [the moon] carried off from the earth two children, named Bil and Hjuki, as they were returning from the spring called Byrgir, carrying between them the bucket called Saegr, on the pole Simul. Vidfinn was the father of these children, who always follow Mani [the moon], as we may easily observe even from the earth.” The image of Bil and Hjuki, holding their pails, was said to be darkly outlined on the moon.

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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