The Sex Of The Two Luminaries

: Aino Folktales

Formerly it was the female luminary that came out at night. But she was

so greatly shocked at the immoralities which she saw going on out of

doors among the grass, that she exchanged with the male luminary, who,

being a man, did not care so much. So now the sun is a female deity, and

the moon is a male deity. But surely the sun must be often shocked at

what she sees going on even in the day-time, when the young people are

in the open among the grass.--(Written down from memory. Told by

Ishanashte, November, 1886.)