Rona lived many, many generations ago with her husband in their hut in a small village that was next to a gentle river.
One night her husband was thirsty and he asked Rona to get him a drink of water. Rona was warm and comfortable in her bed but her husband insisted and she got up to get him water from the taha (gourd). Unfortunately the taha was empty and Rona did not want to walk to the river to get more water. But her husband said he was very thirsty and so Rona stormed out of the hut angry that she had to walk to the river in the darkness.
She filled her taha at the river and as she was coming back home the moon disappeared behind a cloud and in the darkness Rona stubbed her toe on a big rock. She cursed the moon for hiding its light from her and causing her to hurt her toe. The moon heard her cursing and he was angry with her. "Rona, it is not my fault that you are out walking in the night" he said.
But Rona was angry and she was in pain and she cursed the moon again for making her fall. The moon became so angry that he decided to punish Rona by capturing her and bringing her up to him in the sky. Rona felt the moon pulling her and she held tightly to her taha and then to a tree, fighting to stay on earth. But the moon was too strong and he ripped the tree up by its roots and he brought Rona, her taha and the tree up to the moon. And she remains there until this day clutching her taha and her tree.