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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 Pacific Northwest, believed that an eclipse was the result of a bear bite.

Their tale reads that a bear was walking along the Milky Way, where it encountered the sun. The two began to argue over who w...

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