The lunation of January, Wolf Moon Neopagan traditions named wikkan, was named by the ancient Anglo-Saxon Æfterra Gēola: (after Geolaafter yule) and indicated a month winter transition after the feast of yule
Among the ancient Germanic instead the lunation was named Wintarmánód (winter month), other translations from German suggest the form: louwmaand (month of tanning) while among the Frisians the lunation is called: Foarmoanne (head).
In fact represented a lunation of transition, where winter, Frost and night still raged and caused the necessity to survive the freezing temperatures by the use of animal skins

The Moon of the Wolf in the neopaganism

The Moon of the Wolf is in neo-paganism need to do group ahead of the unexpected, nature which manifests itself in his looks more impulsive and wild: hungry wolf packs that you affaccianno on the edge of countries in search of food.
The Wolf Moon the name American Indian Wolf Moon proposal through the “old farmer’s almanch, where the names and meanings coincide exactly with the Wolf Moon wikka and pooli Frisians.

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