The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astronomy Pdf
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astronomy Pdf : Pages 457 By : Christopher De Pree and Alan Axelrod
For untold generations, people have discerned a human face in the crater-scarred markings of the Moon. The Man in the Moon is sometimes interpreted as an old woman cooking. Among Native Americans, the face or faces in the Moon have been described (for example) as a frog charged with protecting the Moon from a bear who would otherwise swallow it. An ancient Scandinavian folktale speaks of Hjuki and Bill, perhaps the original Jack and Jill, who, carrying a pail of water, tumbled down a hill as they ran from their cruel father. They were rescued by the embrace of the Moon. For Scandinavian kids, the “Man in the Moon” is the image of Hjuki and Bill, complete with pail.