821

ethnometeorology

Broader Term: ideas about nature and people83 Documents

Scope Note

Ideas about night and day, dawn and twilight, rising and setting of the sun, phases of the moon, eclipses, solstices and equinoxes, and the succession of seasons; notions about heavenly bodies (e.g., sun, moon, stars, constellations planets, comets, meteorites); ideas about meteorological phenomena (e.g., clouds and fog, frosts and drought, rain and snow, ice, hail and sleet, winds and whirlwinds, storms, thunder and lightning, rainbow, perihelion and aurora); associated behavior patterns (e.g., greeting the dawn, dispelling an eclipse); etc.

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821
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