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Of all the myths, it is the myths of the sun that give me the most trouble.  The typical sun myth is that the divinity of the sun rides around the earth in some type of conveyance and then takes a different one or a different form to return to the original starting point.  This myth stems from the original belief that the sun travels around the earth.  It is the ancient’s explanation for the days and nights.  Yet we of the modern era know this is incorrect.


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  • Editor B
    Editor B says #
    I've come to know AP as one of those sharp-tongued people who do not suffer fools gladly. Happily, the substance of his commentary
  • Apuleius Platonicus
    Apuleius Platonicus says #
    The curvature of the earth is instantly obvious to anyone who has ever traveled on the open seas. Records of such seafaring go bac
  • Melia Brokaw
    Melia Brokaw says #
    I wanted to get other view points and am glad that others are finding this useful though I admit to having harder time dealing wit
  • Editor B
    Editor B says #
    I shared this with Jon Cleland Host. Here's his reply. What follows are his words not mine but I thought they were very wise. For
  • Apuleius Platonicus
    Apuleius Platonicus says #
    First of all, the ancients did not think the earth was flat. That is a modern myth, and no one with any familiarity with ancient s

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