Historically the Sun has had a large influence on mankind. From the first civilization, the Sumerians, until this date, it has been worshipped, feared, studied, and analyzed. Along the way there have been many great scientists and astronomers who studied the Sun. Some of these astronomers were Galileo Galilei, Robert Bunsen, Albert Einstein, and others.
The Sun has been an element not fully understood for some time, and it still has many aspects that remain a mystery to modern scientists. Gervase of Canterbury saw a red aurora on November 29th, 1177, He said:
"There appeared in Kent a certain redness like burning flames flying in the movements of the wind. Indeed, some affirmed very plainly that fiery dragons with twisted heads were seen that same hour."
On this page and the others in the History section of our site, we would like to share with you some of the Sun's Historical significance, from the ancient myths of the Mayan culture to the modern day beliefs of some of the worlds greatest minds.
©Copyright 1998 Elizabeth
Beckett, Holly Bernitt, and Vishwa Chandra.