We often speak of seeing "the Man in the Moon." Indeed, an image of a face seems to be imposed on the illuminated lunar surface.
- In Polynesia it is "the Woman in the Moon," and she has her child with her.
- The Selish Indians of the American Northwest see a toad.
- Other cultures see a man with a bundle of sticks on his back, a giant, or a hunchback.
- Japanese see a rabbit.
- Scandinavians see a boy and girl holding a water bucket.
From the latter image comes the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme!