“Aurora is a natural light display in the sky, particularly in the polar regions, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth’s magnetic field.”
An Eskimo legend says there is a land of giants living in the far north and whenever they are out with their torches to spear fish, they brighten the sky.
Another legend says they are torches in the hands of our Ancestor Spirits, lighting the way for the souls of those who have just died, to lead them to the hereafter, a place where illness and pain are no more, and there is an abundance of all kinds of food.
According to the Eskimos, the Ancestor Spirits communicate with the people on earth making a whistling noise and the Earth people can answer back only in a whisper. Sometimes the wind whistles, could that be our ancestors calling to us?
The Eskimos teach that they are able to call on the Aurora and converse with it, and they send messages to their deceased ancestors through it.
The lower Yukon River Eskimos believed that the aurora was the dance of animal spirits, especially those of deer, seals, salmon and beluga.
An Algonquin myth tells that when Nanahbozho, creator of the Earth, had finished the task of the creation, He traveled to the north, where He remained. He built large fires, of which the northern lights are the reflections, to remind His people that he still thinks of them.
The Aboriginal Tribes of Australia have similar stories about the Southern Lights.
Think about it. All of the above could be true!!
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