Thought for the Day

It’s the End of the World!!
By Briton Ryle
Written Monday, August 21, 2017
Ancient cultures have a variety of myths to explain a solar eclipse, but none have much to do with the end of the world.

Vikings said it was sky wolves who wanted to eat the sun and the moon. Instead of wolves, the Koreans envisioned fire dogs that were sent by a dark power to eat the sun and moon. But the sun was too hot and the moon too cold. The Vietnamese said the sun was being eaten by a giant frog.

The Batammaliba people of West Africa say the sun and moon are fighting. They say the only way to stop the fight is for the people to resolve their conflicts. Seems an appropriate message.