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It is true that the vast majority of solar eclipse folklore, myths and superstitions are looked upon in less than favorable light. Throughout history, solar eclipses have been viewed with dread and associated with myths and superstitions. Even today, in the 21st century, some cultures consider them a bad omen. It is not completely surprising that ...


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There is actually an Egyptian goddess named Hathor and he is the god of Solar Eclipses. From this website there are actually many gods associated with the sun: Horus the Hawk is the Sun in totality. The Sun god Atum is the eclipsed Sun passing the second contact of a total eclipse. Ra is the eclipsed Sun shining past the third contact as the Diamond Ring (...


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There appears to be a folk belief in Italy that "flowers planted during a solar eclipse are more colourful than those planted at other times of the year"1. I'm afraid that although there's a ton of references to this factoid I wasn't able to find more information on it. 1 Khomami, N. Solar eclipse 2015: what you need to know. The Guardian. Available at: ...


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Until recently, it was thought that the phenomena of solar eclipses was virtually unmentioned in the Ancient Egyptian canon. Except for a single story of Hathor luring Ra, the sun-god, back on his celestial track, very little concrete textual references were found. This paper examines relevant texts which may throw some light on the mystery of the apparent ...


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Technically, there isn't one (that we know of). Other comments here have mentioned Hathor and Apep/Apophis. But this is misleading and misrepresents those figures. Apep is the embodiment of pure Chaos. He resides in the underworld, and does battle with Re and his entourage. If Apep were ever to succeed, that wouldn't spell an eclipse, but rather it would ...


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Apep's goal is to devour the sun god ra and his son khonsu god of the moon. Seph, osiris and other gods help ra scare off Apep. Apep is god of all darkness, so since the universe is nothing but dark matter. He is immortal he is reborn and comes back. When the solar eclipse happens it means that Apep, is fighting with both Khonsu & Ra. Not just one, so it ...


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