In the Star Trek Universe, the Lohlunat Festival originated on the planet Risa and was also known as the 'Festival of the Moons". It was held at the Summer Resort at Suraya Bay, an annual summer event during which Risians celebrated their culture's welcoming diversity. On Risa visitors participate in numerous activities where they can earn Lohlunat favors and lohlunat pearls which can then be traded for prizes. Some of the activities included flying lessons with a jet-pack, creating sand sculptures and a Horga'hn hunt.
Here at Star Base Columbus we've adapted the idea of the Lohlunat Festival for Terrans. We will host a Multi-Cultural Celebration of the Moons, meaning any and all moons, real or fictional and the importance of our own Moon among the cultures of Earth. Our Lunar Street Fair will include games, trivia contests, a Tiki Scavenger Hunt, a Retro Video Game Arcade, Moon Themed Videos and many other activities where participants can be awarded Lohlunat beads and coins that can be traded in for door prizes, Star Base Gift Certificates and other fun stuff!
Admission is Free and the event is appropriate for fans of all ages. We will be accepting donations to benefit the "SAVE STAR BASE COLUMBUS" Campaign.
Choose your Quest!
You'll have the opportunity to choose a Quest which will require you to find certain things,
answer trivia questions and so forth. If you complete a quest you'll have opportunities to win Star Base Gift certificates and other great prizes!
Ku - Ancient Tiki god of war
Lono - Ancient Tiki god of Fertility & Peace
Kane - Ancient Tiki god of Light & Life
Kanaloa- Ancient Tiki god of the Sea
The Red Planet was named for the Roman god of war. It's two moons Phobos( Fear) and Deimos ( Panic) were named after the
horses that pulled the chariot of the Greek war god Ares.
The largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter is named for the supreme god in Roman mythology (also known as Jove), who was the god of the heavens and the sky. The planet boasts 67 known moons. The 4 major ones are Europa, Ganymede, Io and Callisto were discovered by Galileo in 1610. They are named for the lovers of Zeus, the Greek counter part of Jupiter.
The planet Saturn is named for the Roman god of agriculture. It is the second largest planet in the solar system and has 62 known moons. The major ones are Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Titan.
The planet Uranus is named for the god of the sky. Each of its 13 moons is named for a characters in Shakespearean literature. The major moons are Oberon, Titania, Ariel, Umbriel and Miranda.
The planet Neptune is named for the Roman god of the sea and earthquakes and was the brother of Jupiter. It has 14 known moons named for water deities in Greek mythology someof which include Triton, Thalassa, Despina, Galatea and Larissa.
Pluto is a dwarf planet in our solar system is named for the Greek god of the underworld. It has five moons. The largest, Charon is named for the ferryman in Greek mythology who carried dead souls across the river Styx. Kerberos is named for the many headed dog that guarded the entrance to the underworld. Styx is named for the river the souls had to cross over to get to the underworld. Hydra was a multiheaded monster that guarded the entrance to the underworld. Nix was the mother of Charon.
Asian cultures tell legends of the rabbit on the moon, Native American legends are about wolves and the moon, African legends
tell of frogs and the moon and of course in western culture we talk about the Man in the Moon.
Tatooine Lunar Quest
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Star Trek Lunar Quest
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