A look into the cultural astronomy behind a solar eclipse.
Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– We know the science behind an eclipse: the moon comes in front of the sun. However, some cultures used to believe it was a bad omen. “Something ate the sun! Maybe the Vikings’ sky wolves, or in Chinese mythology it involves a dragon eating the sun. Mayans, a giant serpent, or the Choctaw Indians– a black squirrel….