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Are there any stories that present solar eclipses as a good sign?

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 ...
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Are there any stories that present solar eclipses as a good sign?

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 ...
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How were eclipses explained in Egyptian mythology?

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 ...
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How were eclipses explained in Egyptian mythology?

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 ...
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How were eclipses explained in Egyptian mythology?

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 ...
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