But our ancestors have always had a dubious relationship with the heavens. In fact, most people thought the world was ending when an eclipse – full or partial – occurred.
1. Gods Were Angry
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In Hindu mythology it was believed that the demon Rahu’s severed head was devouring the sun. When this occurred, the people would grab something to bang on in order to scare Rahu into coughing up the sun.
Others believed that the solar eclipse of 1652 caused the Great Plague in London.
Modern astrologers report that an eclipse can cause natural phenomenon like earthquakes and storms.