Eclipse Dancing

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Eclipse Dancing

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Everybody's got an eclipse story. The dancers in the photo are from the Kwakiutl people of British Columbia. There's an ancient story that when there's a lunar eclipse, a supernatural creature has swallowed the moon. To get it back, you do a dance around a fire. It makes the creature sneeze and cough up the moon. We call this a public service, also beautiful.

Eclipse Dance by Kwakiutl by Edward S Curtis, 1914

Yeah, yeah: we know about the Great Green Arkleseizure.

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