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Solar Eclipses And Their Different Meanings To Different Cultures

 

August 17, 2017



Solar eclipses have long been met with fascination, awe and fear. In the West, the etymology of the word stems from the Greek word meaning “abandonment.”

But different cultures around the world have interpreted a solar eclipse in different ways.

The Cherokee believed that a giant frog was swallowing the sun, or the moon if there was a lunar eclipse.

The Pomo tribe, who lived in the Pa...



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