Solar Eclipses in the Outlook of the Slavs
KITION Planetarium & Observatory, Kiti, Larnaca, Cyprus
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alexandr Prokofyev
KITION Planetarium & Observatory
Ammochostou 9, Kiti, 7550, Larnaca, Cyprus
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Received Date: July 1, 2014; Accepted Date: July 26, 2014; Published Date: August 15, 2014
Citation: Prokofyev A (2014) Solar Eclipses in the Outlook of the Slavs. J Astrophys Aerospace Technol 2:107. doi:10.4172/2329-6542.1000107
Copyright: © 2014 Prokofyev A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The article provides an overview of descriptions of total solar eclipses in different literature forms, rites and toponyms of Slavs. It is shown that the solar eclipse had a prominent role in the worldview of the tribes. Explanations of some terms of Slavic outlook are given with suggestions for the correct terminology. A program for further investigation in Slavic and other people’s culture is proposed.