The Importance of the Eclipse in Ancient Society - Research Article from Science and Its Times

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The Importance of the Eclipse in Ancient Society

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Humans have always sought to bring order and stability to their lives. From the earliest times, ancient people were drawn to the majesty and permanence of the heavens. Over time, early societies attached religious and spiritual significance to the regular motions of the celestial realm. When an astronomical event such as an eclipse took place, most ancient people believed it was the action of a divine being. When the rays of the Sun or the glow of the Moon were extinguished, early societies believed this was a terrible omen and that some type of disaster was imminent.

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Life for early man was short and traumatic, and he longed for permanence in a world that was governed by change. Humans were able to succeed in this highly competitive environment because they had important...

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