As the universe were the ancient people ?
Interesting Facts / / August 12, 2017
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representations as Earth, and about the general structure of the world differ in different periodstime.It changes not only the idea that our planet is flat and stands on three pillars, but also that what is in the starry sky, for some orbits of the planets move, which is where the Earth and the sun.Differing views of the ancient and the general structure of the universe and all creation.
So, how the universe represented the ancient people?In prehistoric times, at the stage of tribalism, people are not too often looked at the sky and tried not to torture yourself with unnecessary problems when common problems and lacks.But when there is free time, people still thought about the mysteries of the universe.Initially it was assumed that the sky gods live rain, lightning, sun (the gods of earth, water, stone, and other lived in their own poems).
But later opinion is, under the influence of
whole night is a battle, but in the morning Ra always win your enemy.It is said that this is one of the most common ways to imagine the ancient universe.Similar views were and the peoples of Mesopotamia.Only they believed that our Earth is floating in the vast ocean, but at the same time protected from the waters of its giant dams, which will prevent land go under water.
Sky - the same glass dome.Night and the stars in Mesopotamia explained that this is just the game of the gods, who thus have a good time, hanging stars on the dome.The beliefs of the ancient Indians also similar to the Egyptian, with the only exception that they felt as if the earth is flat on the backs of three elephants, which, in turn, stand on a turtle's back, and she floats on the oceans.