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Lu­na — Lu­natic

Okay, put the Span­ish for “moon”, Lu­na, be­ing re­lat­ed to Lu­natic, in the cat­e­go­ry of, “It’s so ob­vi­ous you nev­er re­al­ized it un­til some­one once point­ed it out to you!”.

Night­time has his­tor­i­cal­ly, since an­cient times, been as­so­ci­at­ed with dan­ger and the crazy risk­i­ness that comes along­side it. This is man­i­fest­ed in many forms, in­clud­ing the Luna/Lunatic par­al­lel.

Think, al­so, about par­al­lel Eng­lish clich­es like, “shoot­ing for the moon”: some­one who is try­ing some­thing that is so risky and un­like­ly to suc­ceed that you must be in­sane to even try it!

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