Lunatics linked to full moon behavior?
Crazy, odd, and extreme behavior during nights of the full moon is something that has been observed for a long time. For centuries humans have had awareness of the moon phases and the cycle of which it works around, and it was centuries ago that the word Lunatic was created!
Did you know that the word Lunatic is actually derived from the Greek prefix or root Luna-. Luna- actually refers literally to the moon, some people use the word Lunacy to refer to a “mental illness”… the –cy suffix of the word Luna– actually refers to the state of being. And so we have the definition of the word Lunatic:
Lunatic: “a mentallly ill person”
an extremely foolish or eccentric person
Is it a coincidence that the word Lunacy is derived from the moon? And that there is a legend that originated himself by transforming under the moonlight, and that these very same people who “make these claims” of transforming are said to be crazy or “lunatics” by the supposed “normal humans.”
Well, Lunar behavior to many people is something of concern, and even as recently as the 1980’s we can directly find video evidence of people observing weird and sometimes dangerous human activity during full lunar nights. The full moon human activity that was so prominent that a news story was reported about the human activity and how it relates to the moon.