Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fact of the Day: Falling Star

In many ancient societies, people were not fascinated by comets and meteoroids but terrified of them. From their perspective, many would think one of the stars was literally falling or moving from the sky. As such they were often seen as bad omens and a sign of terrible events in the future. 

13 comments:

Emmylou said...

It's funny how superstitious we were, eh? So much have changed now....I think....

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Ignorance leads to fear. Thank goodness we moved forward with this.

Adam said...

I dunno, people are freaking about the red moon. Something that has happened all the time, and been predicted very long before it happened by scientists.

stephen Hayes said...

Looking for omens in the sky would be very natural for our ancestors. I know people who still do this.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Now we know how this fact happens but I put myself in those people´s skin from the past and I understand them, their fear to the unknown. Kisses:)

Anna and Klaudia said...

it's amazing :)

http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

DEZMOND said...

who is to say they're not still bad omens....

Kati said...

I can see why they would think that...

-Kati

Pat Hatt said...

Only as bad as people let them be

Christine said...

can't blame them in some ways.

Unknown said...

I'm def in love with stars, I'm fascinated by them!
xx
http://laviecestchic.blogspot.it

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Kept them on their toes

Debra She Who Seeks said...

LOL@ Holy Ghost Writer!