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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Horned Sun God

Well, I didn't see the eclipse this morning due to cloud cover. Never mind. There'll be another couple to come during my forseeable lifetime so maybe I'll catch one of those.

The thing that has made me think the most is what would it have looked like to our stone age ancestors. Pretty much, all you know about the sun is that it disappears at night and luckily it seems to come back the next "day". No knowledge of why, just that it does. And you are really grateful. Then one day, it starts to appear, except this time it rises as a pair of horns! What has happened that this is the outcome. How have you displeased it so much that it takes the form of a predator!

It's not difficult to see how the early civilisations were sun worshippers.


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