Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Yule bLog

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

The nights are getting longer and the sun is lower in the sky each day. Our planet is bathed in sunlight at a more oblique angle and the signs all around of Winter are unmistakable. And for centuries, even before written history, human kind has marked our Sun's arch in ...

Star names & their origin - part two

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

A few posts ago I started to take an overview of Star names & their origin. As I said at the outset, this series will be more of a reference post since the literature on this topic is vast and not worth trying to recreate. The adage I follow to ...

Star names & their origin - part one

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

This is going to be a reference post that can help you get started into a very deep subject. There are so many different paths one could take when exploring the history of star names and their respective constellations so I'll try to just set you up and you can ...

Hercules and it’s mythology

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The sky has been painted for centuries with creatures and symbols alike and we can enjoy this history through the mythology of the heavens. Constellations reveal patterns in the sky that have been interpreted by many societies and peoples near and far. The stories of the ancient Greeks are perhaps ...