Meness is lord of the moon and guardian of the dead. He is also a chthonic spirit of Earth. It was believed that the old waning moon lived underground, while the young new moon lived in the sky. Meness is invoked for health and good fortune. Always address Meness as if he were a prince.
Meness is closely associated with Saulé, Goddess of the Sun to whom he was once married. Meness is fickle, changeable, like the moon—the marriage ended when he fell in love with Ausriné, but he still hangs around the silver gates of Saulé’s palace, flirting with her daughters.
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Meness is the moon. He wears a cloak of starry night.
Meness’ chariot is drawn by gray horses.
- Chthonic Spirit
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.